General secretary’s blog

Blog: The moral case for vaccine access

I’ve written to the UK government urging it to end its opposition to making COVID vaccines available to all

Never forget, never again: be the light in the darkness, Image of a lit candle.

Blog: We all need to carry on being the light

In unprecedented times, the chance that Holocaust Memorial Day offers us, to reflect on past atrocities and current hatreds, is needed as much as ever

Blog: I promise to work across all parts of our union, for all our members

‘A challenging time to take up the reins as general secretary, but I’m also fortunate to have the legacy of a strong, growing union’

Blog: Together we will get through this

The whole country is grateful for what you are doing.

Blog: Our members are the key workers who will get us through this latest crisis

This year’s Christmas holiday comes at the end of a long year when UNISON members have worked under the most extraordinary circumstances

Blog: This cynical, divisive kick in the teeth

Chancellor’s pay freeze for most public service workers mocks the government’s commitment to ‘levelling up’ with old-style Thatcherism

Blog: You are doing your school and your union proud

Stars in Our Schools is celebrating the people who keep our schools running – and this year, we need to recognise their contribution more than ever

Blog: Time to celebrate and look after our young members

This young workers month, let’s listen and support one of the fastest growing groups of our membership and ensure they don’t pay the price of the pandemic

Blog: Why we’ll never stop fighting for a real living wage for all

You cannot praise public service workers for keeping our communities going… while simultaneously expecting the same people to survive on poverty pay

Blog: Still by your side during the second wave

We will continue doing all we can while our members continue to do all they can to fight this pandemic and keep our communities going

Blog: The Tories’ disgusting refusal to act on child hunger

While welcome, it should not be left to charity from individuals and organisations to put food in children’s mouths

Blog: We must save union learning

Decision to scrap the Union Learning Fund in England is all about an ‘ideological distaste for trade unions’

Blog: This Black History Month, we won’t go back to the old normal

Our Black members deserve so much better

Blog: A union with plenty to shout about

An active and vital union, supporting our fabulous members

Blog: No Going Back to Normal

Over coming weeks we will be taking this fight to the government. The more people who visit our new campaign website and sign the open letter to the prime minister and chancellor the better.