General secretary’s blog
Employers, the government and individuals all need to work together to fight this global health threat
This week, we celebrate all that is great about our vibrant, growing union. But in particular, I’ll be celebrating the strong women who have built this union and who I am always proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with.
We’re calling on the government to commit to eight key policy measures that will ensure everyone has access to a safe, decent and affordable home where they can plan their lives and thrive.
Donald Trump’s plans seeks to entrench a permanent occupation and destroy any hopes of a viable independent Palestinian state of any kind. UNISON stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people in rejecting them .
UNISON is the biggest union in the UK – because public service workers like you have put your trust in us to stand with you.
For our public services, for our communities, for our union – last week’s election result was a devastating blow. We now face a Conservative government with a large majority who have shown time and time again that they are a threat to the public services UNISON members provide. I am proud of the campaign UNISON […]
What unites Ruth and Gareth, the Whiston Strikers, Carl, Steve and Laura is that they are willing to put their values – our union’s values – into practice. They are fighting injustice. They are taking on racism. They are opposing privatisation. And they are resolute in their demands for decent, properly funded public services.
I commend this manifesto to UNISON members – because it’s a manifesto that reflects the priorities of our union. It shows why Labour is the best party for public services.
I know that in the days and weeks ahead, Labour can win this election where it counts – both on the streets, and by showing it has the best plans for working people. I promise you our union will be playing our part – and so will I.
We want to keep getting bigger – ensuring that even more people get the support, organisation and representation that UNISON provides.
Of course, this election will determine our country’s future, but that can’t only be about Brexit. It has to be about the huge issues that are a matter of life and death for millions of people. As I travel around the country, I’m in no doubt about the state in which Boris Johnson and his party have left our public services.
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 […]
We stand with the Kurdish community and other minorities already suffering in the region who will be the victims of this further destabilisation.
Our union has always been at the forefront of fighting the hatred of the far right in our communities – that’s why we’re proud supporters of HOPE not hate. So I’m delighted to have become a patron of the HOPE education action fund. Taking the fight against that hate into our schools is vital. Working […]
Recently the fight has gone to the courts. Yet today the High Court ruled against them. This is a terrible blow for the millions of women who will have been hoping for a very different outcome.