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This is what we do – top 8 brilliant things from 2017

It’s impossible to review UNISON’s year and do justice to all the amazing things UNISON’s activists and members get up to. So, we haven’t tried. Instead here are 8 pretty important, awesome things we’ve done together.

From school star to star MP

Fledgling MP Rosie Duffield has a very personal reason for supporting UNISON’s Stars in our Schools celebrations

Ms Smith Goes to Westminster

Former UNISON president Eleanor Smith reflects on an historic general election victory and her first months as an MP

The timeline of a crime

You call 999, you’re put through to someone, the police arrive… But of course, it’s never as simple as that

The goalie fighting to save dreams

After a starry career on the pitch, Everton and Wales footballing legend Neville Southall is now a UNISON member, working to help struggling youngsters

Having the confidence to help

For teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia, a UNISON course to build confidence led to a new role – as a UNISON rep

Engineering a better society

Magda Lezama is a senior council engineer, a rambler, a wine enthusiast, a single mum and a UNISON activist.

How to… picture this

It’s great to have photographs to use in your campaigning work. But how can you make the best impression with your pictures?

The Sound of Public Services

A UNISON trio are balancing their public service jobs with a new role – as rock stars

Fighting for the right to nurse

Emily Heron’s dream to become a nurse is being thwarted by the government’s decision to scrap the NHS bursary

How UNISON changed the law: the story behind our success

UNISON has won the most significant judicial intervention in the history of British employment law

Football and politics can mix

Liam Rosenior – a footballer with a conscience

The Manchester Arena terrorist attack – members’ stories

Adam Williams was with a hospital patient when he heard news of an explosion in Manchester. Twenty minutes later he was at the scene

Police cuts and crime in your area

Since the Conservatives came to power, both in coalition and after, the police service has been devastated by cuts

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General election 2017: pay and the cost of living

With just a few days until the election, UNISON looks at what the main parties have to say on two of the issues most important to our members