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

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

Keir Starmer: ‘The public should have the option to remain’

Shadow Brexit secretary tells UNISON that the option to remain in the EU should be part of any second referendum

Conference unanimously gives LGBT the + factor

Renaming LGBT+ group will future-proof it and increase inclusivity

Health staff are suffering serious sexual harassment at work

Survey reveals sexual harassment in the NHS.

Zimbabwean union leader talks of battle against injustice

“The situation resembles a war zone in a country that is not at war.”

Housing isn’t a crisis, but an emergency

National delegate conference backs a range of approaches to tackle the shortage of affordable housing in a passionate debate

Young workers: ‘You need us and we need you’

Young members talk about their concerns, their hopes and their achievements at national delegate conference

Bridging the gender pay gap

With more than one million women members representing 80% of the union, conference hears how UNISON is at the forefront of the campaign to eradicate the gender pay gap

For UNISON, it’s solidarity forever, pledges Dave Prentis

General secretary praises the union’s growth and how solidarity is seeing strikes and success stories around the UK

UNISON calls for a general election but demands Labour stays united

Speaking in Liverpool today (Tuesday) on the opening day of the UNISON annual conference, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Brexit has unleashed the stench of far right extremism, both on the streets and in workplaces across the country. It’s meant a rise in anger and distrust. “Public service workers from Europe have had to suffer cheap jibes […]

The ‘truly appalling’ treatment of the Windrush generation

Conference overwhelmingly votes to continue to support members affected by the Windrush scandal and to campaign for a fairer immigration system

President hails UNISON’s incredible growth and success

Gordon McKay opens union’s national delegate conference in Liverpool highlighting victories and the benefits of being in UNISON