Magazine

Our Health Heroes

UNISON honoured just some of the NHS support staff who go above and beyond the call of duty

May The Force Be With You

Shaun McDermott is a PCSO on the community beat. His way of relaxing involves going to a galaxy far, far away

 

Where’s the support for our mental health?

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, UNISON members share their experiences of the UK’s struggling mental health services

Shifting the balance of power

Devolution is finally reaching the English regions – on 4 May, voters get to elect the first batch of ‘metro mayors’

Fighting for the future of homecare

A group of homecare workers from Haringey have made headlines with their battle for the minimim wage

Fifteen minute care makeover from hell

Claire Sweeney stars in our new short film with a difference

Parks are for us all

With parks and open spaces coming under increased threat due to cuts, readers have been telling us what’s happening in their areas

Blog: I dream in English – a German member’s thoughts on Brexit

‘Mostly, I speak and think and dream in English; you could say that I am English even in my sleep’

Let’s make time to talk

Laney Walsh is one of UNISON’s most extraordinary activists, keeping a vow and working tirelessly to combat the stigma around mental health

Women and trade unions

Women have always been central to trade unions and the fight for a better society. To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve put together a timeline of some of their key achievements

All eyes on the metro mayors

UNISON wants to see public services at the top of the agenda during the metro mayor elections

Pirouetting onto the UNISON stage

Tamar Dixon started out as a dancer, but has since pursued a new passion as a teaching assistant – and with her new job she also discovered UNISON

Fighting back against the cyber bullies

A local councillor from Wales spoke to UNISON members about her experience of cyber abuse

rows of books in a library

‘Ten thousand books were pulped’ – your library stories

UNISON members share their experiences of what the local government cuts have meant for library services where they live and work

Librarian Shazzia Rock reads to children at her library

Reading between the lines: what’s going on with our libraries?

Libraries are under threat – what’s happening with them in your area?

Food banks hope to give Britain’s ‘hidden poor’ a festive Christmas

As Britain succumbs to a poverty crisis, food banks are calling on people’s support to help those less fortunate, including children, who are facing hunger

Inside the hidden world of environmental health

Dead bodies, detective work and the truth about food poisoning – the work of the environmental health officer has no shortage of surprises