Anu Prashar and other conference delegates

UNISON votes unanimously for trans equality in local government

A commitment to provide members with materials to counter the ‘gender critical’ narrative is agreed

Tony Barnsley from UNISON Sandwell branch speaks to conference

Local government delegates discuss how to improve organising

Moves agreed include devising a new UNISON training course for activists on how to organise industrial action ballots and win disputes

Delegates waiting to speak

Conference affirms there should be no profiteering from social care

Local government delegates debate motions on social care and the importance of bringing the entire sector back in-house

Delegates at local government conference

Delegates agree: ‘If our pay doesn’t rise, we will’

Local government conference passes motions on private contractors’ pay, reasonable adjustments and sexual harassment

Women hold up positive vote cards

LG conference: fighting climate change and misogyny

“As a trade union, we need to lead from the front.”

Dawn Hallewell receiving her award

Conference applauds the Local Service Champions

Award winners named before local government delegates get back down to the debates

Social workers at breaking point with half at risk of quitting, warns UNISON

Unacceptable levels of pressure on social work teams will end up costing lives.

Crowd of UNISON members

COVID dominates start of UNISON local government conference

First morning of conference in Brighton also highlights how wealth inequality in the UK has been highlighted by the pandemic