General secretary’s blog

Blog: Why we should all take the menopause seriously

World Menopause Day is a reminder that the menopause is a workplace issue, says Christina McAnea

Blog: Why we must all resist this wicked Trojan Horse

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is a pernicious attack on our legitimate democratic practices – and we should all be worried, says the general secretary

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Blog: Help us stand with HOPE not hate against the far right

After attacks on HOPE not hate’s new website, UNISON is encouraging branches to help raise the funds to protect the organisation from such acts

Christina AmcAnea dressing the Labour Party conference

Blog: Taking our demands to the Labour Party

We heard much to applaud at the conference, but we’re a critical friend of the party and will make sure it delivers for public services and those who provide them

general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: After everything, a pay cut is the bitterest of blows

Our health conference is a reminder of the sacrifices our health members have made, the challenges to come – and what we can achieve together

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Blog: Still in solidarity, two decades later

As American unions come together to mark the 20th anniversary of that horrifying day, we recommit ourselves to the campaign for peace across the world

Blog: Is this the kind of community you want to live in?

Our local services face catastrophic cuts. Help us stand up for them and take action now

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Blog: Plight of desperate Afghans highlights UK’s cruel refugee plans

MPs from all parties must defeat Westminster government’s plans to further criminalise and punish those fleeing for their lives

general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: Fighting for pay across the union

Pay is coming to a head and we need all of our members and activists to take part in every ballot and every consultation

Christina McAnea

Blog: Six months into our new era

It’s been an incredibly busy but productive and fulfilling first half year as your general secretary – with many achievements across our great union

Christina McAnea

Blog: Wilfully sowing the seeds of masked confusion

If only the Westminster government could show some of the responsibility it wants the rest of us to take on

general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: The best birthday or thank you gift is a pay rise, now

Thank you days for key workers and birthday celebrations – and even the George Cross for the NHS – are richly deserved, but what really matters is an increase in pay

Christina McAnea

Blog: Why we will always stand with the Windrush generation

Tuesday is Windrush Day. But instead of enjoying a day of celebration, the Windrush generation are still fighting for justice

Christina McAnea

Blog: Why G7 leaders need to work much harder on vaccine access

The US donation of half a billion vaccines may sound impressive – but it’s a drop in the ocean. Vaccine manufacturing rights need to be freed up now

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Blog: During Pride, let’s recommit to act for LGBT+ equality

The pandemic has seen a devastating increase in hate crime, domestic abuse, homelessness and mental health issues for LGBT+ people