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A run on the bank

The rise of food banks are the most visible face of the poverty crisis affecting the UK in 2017 – they’re the country’s new emergency service. We spent a few days at one to find out more

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON vows to tackle poverty across society and the deeply divided society it creates

National delegate conference gets underway with discussion on how to tackle the poverty affecting millions across the UK

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Invest to tackle the scourge of poverty

Whether they are working to support children and families, or facing low pay themselves, UNISON members know the human cost of poverty

Article, Blogs, General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

The government needs to ‘sling their hook’

Local government delegates agree it’s essential to get rid of the Conservative government in order to save our services

Article on the UNISON National site.

Two-child tax policy exposes the hypocrisy of the Prime Minister, says UNISON

UNISON says the policy is pushing families into poverty

Press release on the UNISON National site.

A history man’s challenge for the future

Writer and veteran campaigner Harry Leslie Smith looks to the past and shares his hopes – and fears – for the future

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Food banks hope to give Britain’s ‘hidden poor’ a festive Christmas

As Britain succumbs to a poverty crisis, food banks are calling on people’s support to help those less fortunate, including children, who are facing hunger

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Government pay policies are pushing children into poverty, says TUC

“Poor pay has left many public sector families desperately watching the pennies,” comments UNISON

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Make the NHS a living wage employer says UNISON

Poverty pay should have no place in the NHS.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘What kind of world have we created?’

Director Ken Loach talks about his acclaimed new film, which deals with the ‘conscious cruelty’ of the benefits system, leading people towards food banks and homelessness

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Food banks hope to give Britain’s ‘hidden poor’ a festive Christmas

As Britain succumbs to a poverty crisis, food banks are calling on people’s support to help those less fortunate, including children, who are facing hunger

Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.