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Grounding a coup

A new documentary celebrates an act of international solidarity by Scottish factory workers that has entered into union folklore

‘You don’t achieve anything in the movement by yourself’

UNISON’s new president Gordon McKay talks about his ambitions for his year in office

Justice restored

It’s one year since UNISON beat the government at the Supreme Court and forced an immediate change in the law. The case made headlines. Now we can tell the full story of how David beat Goliath. It’s a remarkable, epic tale that spans over four years. And it’s all true.

Meet our NHS

UNISON spent a day with hospital staff in Watford – and discovered the rainbow coalition of European-born workers who are making the NHS tick

A time to celebrate

ON UNISON’s 25th birthday, general secretary Dave Prentis takes stock of the union’s achievements and of what lies in store in the future

Hollywood star Michael Sheen surprises the first person born in the NHS

To celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday, UNISON set up a very special meeting

Surviving the Windrush scandal

Michael Braithwaite, a school teaching assistant who lost his job due to the Windrush scandal, recalls his fear of deportation

The last gift: working with organ donors

UNISON members Michelle and Rachel are hoping a new law will help the thousands of people in desperate need of an organ transplant

The suffragette spirit

A member of the world’s most famous feminist family, Helen Pankhurst talks about feminism, her hopes for her children, and what men can do to help the movement

Parents and children campaign at Westminster

Sunshine and showers – April’s highlights

April may have started with the Easter holidays but there was no rest for UNISON staff, activists and members. And there was only one issue on everyone’s mind – pay.

Khan-do attitude

As Sadiq Khan approaches the halfway point in his first term, Demetrios Matheou snatched a few minutes in the whirlwind schedule of the London Mayor

How to… write a press release

UNISON’s guide to writing the perfect press release

Challenging South Korea’s war on workers

South Korea may have hosted the Winter Olympics to warm applause, but the country’s trade unionists remain in the cold

Magic March

March was a momentous month for UNISON members – not least because of a proposed revamp of NHS pay that could benefit a million health workers.

Nursing by association

There’s a new breed of healthcare professional coming. Say hello to the nursing associate…