Ms Smith Goes to Westminster

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

Social care scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Care system is creaking at the seams

UNISON member awarded MBE

Former social worker honoured by the Queen

Nursing number fall will have a huge impact on the NHS

If more nurses continue to leave than join, staff-patient ratios will become even more dangerous

Blog: Proud of our internationalist union

I have always believed that internationalism matters. I have always been an internationalist. But right now, when Brexit threatens to make Britain an inward looking tax haven on the coast of mainland Europe, I think it’s time to be more internationalist in our outlook, more collaborative with our brothers and sisters around the world and more dedicated to building a global movement for change.

Unions vote to stand up for migrants and refugees

Public Services International congress hears of the plight of refugees and migrants

Dave Prentis re-elected president of Public Services International

Global federation also re-elects Rosa Pavanelli as general secretary

‘Now is our time to lead’ Dave Prentis tells PSI congress

Dave Prentis opens the Public Services International congress with a speech to delegates from across the world  

College workers vote on employers’ pay offer in England

UNISON recommends rejection of pay offer of 1% or £250 from Association of Colleges in online ballot which runs until 17 November

Why Public Services International is important to you

Public service workers from around the world travel to attend Public Services International congress.

Labour would scrap flawed assessments, says shadow minister

Proper funding is essential if disabled people are not to be sidelined, conference hears

President stresses the need to build Pay Up Now! campaign

UNISON disabled members’ conference hears challenge to ‘double efforts’ in the face of a chaotic and uncaring government

Blog: Celebrating the life and legacy of OR Tambo

Today marks the centenary of the birth of Oliver Reginald – ‘OR’ –Tambo, the “quiet revolutionary” who led the African National Congress through the darkest days of apartheid, and laid the foundations for the liberation of South Africa. OR Tambo dedicated his life to the struggle against apartheid, much of which he spent in exile, […]

School support staff have borne the brunt of funding cuts

‘The Chancellor needs to stop snipping away at children’s education and properly invest in their future’

Devon and Exeter hospital porters plan new action

New November strike announced if hospital doesn’t withdraw threat to impose 12-hour shifts