Get ready for Public Service Champions part two

April and May will be busy months for UNISON’s Public Service Champions campaign.

Launched in the autumn, the campaign celebrates you – and everyone who works in public services.

The next phase of the UK-wide advertising campaign shows the two sides of public services in our communities.

On one side are the stories of the general public, who value the jobs that our members do and the services that they provide.

On the other side are the testimonies of our members, who are committed to doing their jobs to the highest possible standard, but find this increasingly difficult and stressful after nearly ten years of cuts.

The public service workers covered in this round of advertising will include a paramedic, a teaching assistant, a youth worker, a library assistant, a homecare worker and a police community support officer.

The ads will be on poster sites across the UK, in the press and on Facebook. The Facebook ads will include short films.

This second phase of the campaign is timed to coincide with the elections taking place on 4 May.

New city region mayors are being elected in the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Tees Valley, Sheffield, Cambridge and Peterborough, West of England.

There are also local elections taking part in England, Scotland and Wales.

UNISON will be urging members of the public and our own supporters to show their support for the public service champions by visiting

This will feature information about the forthcoming elections, opportunities to register support for UNISON’s public service pledges and a form to ask your MP to back public services.

Our members have a crucial part to play in the campaign over the coming months, by helping to tell the real story about what’s happening to public services and raise awareness among the general public that the services that they rely on are in crisis.

Tweet #backyourchampions, and campaign, lobby, petition, vote or march.