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

All in a day’s work for… a school cook

Preparing lunch for 100 hungry kids is all in a day’s work for school cook Fay Hart

There for You: domestic violence

UNISON offered a lifeline for a member who felt a prisoner in her own home

a young white woman against a wall

Making ends meet: a homecare support worker

Nicky Sutton loves her job. But on £500 a month, she says, ‘The truth is, it’s just tough’