As the biggest local government union in the country, we will always fight for local services – and for the funding that’s needed to provide them. So it was fantastic to see so many people getting behind the heartbeat of our local communities, local government workers, on our first Local Service Champions Day yesterday.
There’s so much to celebrate about local government and the amazing people who work there – it touches every part of our lives – but all too often the hidden army of people who support our communities are overlooked.
UNISON refuses to let that happen – because we know what a difference local government workers make. As I’ve said before – they back us quite literally from the cradle to the grave.
That’s why we’ve launched the Local Service Champions awards, another chance to celebrate the incredible things that local government workers do each day across our country. So if you know someone who deserves recognition for going above and beyond – make sure you nominate them.