Local government services aren’t optional, but the bedrock of a caring society

Dave Prentis addressing the Local Government Association annual conference in Bournemouth today (Thursday)

Ministers must act now to stop social care crisis getting even worse

Lords report urges spending boost

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

Newly elected NEC gets down to business

Local government funding and Brexit dominate debates at first business meeting

School staff win living wage

Lowest paid support staff receive at least £9 an hour in Cheshire West from the start of this month

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

Local government SGE by-election

Nominations open on 15 July and close on 23 August for Eastern and Greater London female seats

Blog: Respect Your Youth

As we continue to grow as a union, getting young members more involved will continue to be a priority – the #RespectYourYouth Charter launched in Wales is a great example of how our union can do that.

Another university signs up to living wage

South Wales accreditation means all workers on campus, including those employed by contractors, will earn at least £9 an hour

Inspiring the next generation of allied health professions

The Wow Show – showcasing AHP careers to young people

Blog: Reinvigorated for the year ahead

Our National Delegate Conference (NDC) which took place last week in Liverpool showcased so much of what makes our union great. We discussed some of the biggest issues facing our country, our public services and the wider world – and developed a plan of action focussed on the priorities of UNISON members for the year […]

Fighting sexual harassment and standing up for disabled workers

The final debates at national conference witnessed passionate debates on sexual harassment in the workplace and raising the profile of disabled members

Conference agrees to fight changes to the LGPS

Delegates denounce the cynical attack on public service workers’ pensions and warn that other sectors are at risk

Admin officer Josie Bird elected as new UNISON president

UNISON’s National Executive Council (NEC) has elected Josie Bird, a local government worker from Newcastle, as president at the union’s annual national conference in Liverpool. Josie has been an administrative officer at Newcastle City Council for 18 years and an active member of UNISON for 17 years. She has served as junior and senior vice […]

Conference sets campaigning tasks on universal credit

Speakers talk of the devastation caused by Conservative attacks on benefits and the most vulnerable in society

UNISON urges an end to the ‘ongoing crisis in social care’

‘A decade of austerity has ravaged social care’, conference delegates are told

Rebuild our communities and end violence

UNISON conference hears stories of violence and aggression including teaching assistants having to wear stab vests