Gita’s story

Gita Paul was born in Lithuania and came to the UK in 2005 as a 20-year-old looking for work.

Getting Hyndburn online

Hyndburn Local Government Branch’s Digital Inclusion project is taking learning out into the community.

UNISON members react to the budget

UNISON members react to the budget – a Storify.

There for You: at a time for grieving

UNISON took away some financial pressure after a member’s partner died of cancer

All in a day’s work for… the jetty engineer

260,000 tonnes of frozen gas, 1.5 miles of pipes and tanks the size of the Royal Albert Hall…

A view of the world: Nicaragua

Despite poverty, Nicaraguans are no longer down in the dumps

Problems at work: chef wins compensation after fall at work

Chef left permanently injured after fall at work

NHS: Voices of Sheffield steel

We went to Sheffield to speak to UNISON members about life in today’s NHS

The crisis in care

A care worker speaks about the terrible reality of the government’s attacks on homecare

A view of the world: meeting Colombia’s sugar cane cutters

UNISON members are inspired by the women of Colombia’s sugar cane communities

Problems at work: librarian’s career destroyed by heavy lifting

Health and safety failings to blame for library assistant’s chronic back pain

The singing social worker

Singing sensation Siobhán Patton on the day job that moves her to tears

All in a day’s work for… a university cleaner

Hoovering, mopping and virtual reality. Ann Anthony has a familiar job in a state-of-the-art setting

Making ends meet: a nurse in London

Young nurse Helen Oliver on the ‘culture clash’ of London’s living costs

Finding a role in the union

Debbie Silvester joined a UNISON campaign to protect her pay – and found more to the union than she’d expected