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National media team

These numbers are for media ​use only, not for queries about membership or general enquiries about the union.

If you have an urgent media enquiry, Liz Chinchen is on out of hours duty on Saturday 22 June and Anthony Barnes will be covering on Sunday 23. Emails will not be constantly so please follow up with a whatsapp/text/call if you need a speedy response.

Liz Chinchen E: l.chinchen@unison.co.uk M: 07778 158175
Anthony Barnes E: a.barnes@unison.co.uk M: 07834 864794
Fatima Ayad E: f.ayad@unison.co.uk M: 07508 080383

NHS employers need to pay staff fairly or face strike action

Rebanding campaign has now won £80m in back pay for staff

Weapon and drug use ‘widespread’ among students on college premises

Dangerous behaviour needs to be tackled to ensure students and staff are safe.

Time to put an end to the chaos and cuts

Promises of care changes are a life-changer, Christina McAnea tells conferences delegates

High Court rules government’s Windrush failings are unlawful

Home secretary’s decisions found to be unlawful in UNISON legal case

Sexual harassment and sexism rife in schools

A solution must be found before this worrying issue spirals out of control.

Cuts to children’s centres hitting the most disadvantaged

The mass closure of council-run centres, and the loss of specialist staff, have left many vulnerable families unable to access vital early-years support.

Change for local government can’t come soon enough

The government has systematically and deliberately underfunded councils for 14 years.

Closure of more than a thousand youth centres could have lasting impact on society

Teenagers left isolated and without advice or safe spaces

Labour’s manifesto offers the country real change

The public wants good public services and they’re fed up of seeing them driven into the ground.

Labour plans to boost school nurseries ‘make a lot of sense’

Nationally agreed wages would help nursery workers and parents

Councils face ‘existential crisis’ without proper investment from next government

Local authorities need sustained funding if services and jobs are to be saved

Cutting staff is a false economy and won’t help the NHS meet its targets

Services and waiting times won’t improve if staff numbers fall

Diane Abbott is an inspiration to many people

First Black female MP blazed a trail

Beleaguered public services need investment not an army of reluctant teen ‘volunteers’

Investment in youth services would be better than hare-brained schemes

Fairer work will be good news for millions, says UNISON

Fair pay agreement for care will boost recruitment in the sector

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