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A life lost can mean another saved

Becoming an organ donor can be a gift – both for the lives you save, and the loved ones you leave behind

Screen grab from the stars in our schools website

You were the stars in our schools

UNISON celebration of school workers had a fantastic response

Children attending UNISON's Christmas cinema screening in Inverclyde stand outside the cinema holding placards saying 'we demand popcorn'

Christmas cheer and charity

UNISON members are helping workplaces, their families and communities to warm up for the festive season

The life and times of a low-pay parent

With the chancellor’s U-turn on tax credits, single mum Kati Conroy says she can sleep again at night – for now

A history man’s challenge for the future

Writer and veteran campaigner Harry Leslie Smith looks to the past and shares his hopes – and fears – for the future

Fighting for the future of nursing

Hundreds of student nurses have protested against proposed cuts to bursaries

Holding back the tide

UNISON members working at the Thames Barrier represent the ‘epitome’ of public service

Vexing the government over tax credits

Victory in the Lords is only the beginning of UNISON’s hard-fought campaign to protect tax credits for working people

A father’s story

After years seeking justice for his murdered son, Conroy Lawrence has turned his campaigning spirit towards protecting the NHS and his trade union rights

When the cared for becomes the carer

Graeme Ellis’s experience of homecare made him determined to improve the lives of others in his situation

Your friend at work

A change of boss turned Karen Williamson’s working life upside down. Her UNISON rep, Mary Pearson, helped her find the right way up…

Suffragettes in the spotlight

A team of women filmmakers have brought the story of the suffragette movement to the big screen, with a very special woman among the extras

Finding her way with UNISON

Sinéad Liddy recalls her journey to becoming Northern Ireland’s first chair of the National Young Members’ Forum

Sarah Ibbotson works for City of York Council as a business support perso

Paying the price for caring

A new law threatens to punish workers if they stand up for their jobs and services

Margaret McKee from Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital

Why did I get involved?

Unpaid, risking trouble at work and not always thanked – why do UNISON’s 40,000 activists do it?