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

Dawn Hallewell receiving her award

Conference applauds the Local Service Champions

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

Delegates reveal that it’s not all doom and gloom

Conference hears of successful insourcing campaigns – and agrees to learn new ways of getting messages out to members and the public

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

Christina McAnea adressing local government conference

‘Let’s show the government our anger – and our strength’

General secretary Christina McAnea tells UNISON’s local government conference to get their branches ‘strike ready’ and ensure a big turnout at the TUC demo on 18 June