Privatisation still the threat but we are turning the tide, conference hears

The ‘scourge of outsourcing’ and the successes we need to add to

’It’s the workplace that needs to change, not the person’

Conference pledges action to tackle growing problem of mental health issues for local government workers facing pressures driven by austerity, cuts and growing demand for the services they provide

Delegates pledge to build a campaign on pay

Local government conference welcomes early lodging of pay claim and calls range of actions to support it

Local government to target bullying in the workplace

Conference agrees to spread the anti-bullying message, particularly during Young Workers’ Month in November

Gender pay gap still a problem, delegates hear

Local government conference debates measures to tackle the issue, as the pay gap and the glass ceiling still exist

Standing up for children’s education

School cuts are affecting children and UNISON will gear up campaigning against them, local government conference vows

‘We need to talk about safe housing’

The horrific tragedy at Grenfell tower pushes safe housing up the agenda at UNISON’s local government conference

UNISON vows to build care campaign

Conference pledges to campaign on funding crisis and step up action to organise workers

UNISON pledges campaign to fight cuts to council funding

‘Our broad range of services are needed more than ever’ delegates hear as union local government conference gets under way