UNISON elects catering assistant from Northern Ireland as president

UNISON’s national executive council has elected Margaret McKee, a catering assistant from Belfast, as president at the union’s annual national conference in Brighton. Margaret has been a catering assistant at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for 38 years. She has been an activist for most of that time as well as joint chair of […]

Conference pledges mental health support for members

We should all be mental health champions, delegates hear as they call for expansion of programme started by Cymru/Wales

UNISON vows to campaign on child marriage

National conference calls on ILO to count girls in forced childhood marriage as child labour

Smash the pay freeze and end austerity, says UNISON general secretary

Speaking today (Tuesday) to UNISON’s annual national conference in Brighton, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “We live in a kingdom dangerously divided into the haves and the have-nots. Some are living in misery and poverty – or even in extreme danger as we have seen last week. “The catastrophe at Grenfell Tower was the epitome […]

Conference hears that ‘one person bullied is one too many’

National delegate conference hears emotional report on the scale and impact of bullying and harassment in the workplace

Hot topics for national delegate conference

Representatives of UNISON’s 1.3 million members will meet in Brighton next month to decide policies and priorities that will take the union forward