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

Brazilian union leader inspires conference

Local government union leader tells delegates about the fight back against the far right

Public money for public housing

Councils need support to rebuild their capacity to meet the country’s housing needs

With you from the cradle to the grave

‘We are an essential part of our communities,” local government conference hears as it backs new national campaign to promote local service champions

Health, safety and welfare produce multiple concerns

Local government delegates hear horror stories as they debate motions on stress, hot-desking and disability leave

Young workers yearning for learning

Conference hears how young workers are often denied training because of austerity, yet this will mean a skills shortage in the future

The dread and pain of zero-hours contracts

Conference hears government claims of record employment disguise continuing attacks on secure, properly paid jobs in the name of private profit

Delegates debate measures to support our local service champions

From campaigning around pay to fairness for apprenticeships, local government delegates discussed a wide range of issues this afternoon

Local government workers can’t afford to live in the towns they serve

Housing is out of reach for public service workers, declares local government conference

Neville Southall: ‘being a union rep is the best thing you can do’

Goalkeeping giant who now works with troubled youngsters addresses local government conference

Sheep grazing under a tree

Holding back the flood on food safety

Local government pledges continued campaign against privatisation and deregulation of meat hygiene service

‘Enough is enough’ say delegates on knife crime

Delegates welcome Labour Party commitments to reversing cuts that are adding to the problem

‘Get angry – then get organised’ to defend social care

UNISON local government conference hears rallying call in the fight to defend and promote social care

Library workers ‘put heart and soul into service’

UNISON lays down plans to protect service and workers after hearing of members burned out and facing threats and violence

UNISON celebrates the ‘unsung heroes’ of local government

A new campaign will raise the profile of the union’s 600,000 local government members