UNISON NEC elects the union’s new presidential team

President Andrea Egan and her vice presidents were announced at national delegate conference

Fighting for women – in and out of the workplace

Gender discrimination, domestic violence and the support of low-paid women were among the topics of a busy final day of UNISON’s national delegate conference

Doreen Davies addressing conference

Delegates back calls for improved pay and sick pay

Speakers highlight how national minimum wage and national living wage rates are not keeping up with inflation, and say that poor sick pay means sick workers going to work

‘Democracy and peace are equal to bread and water’: Turkish trade unionists address conference

Representatives of KESK, the Turkish Confederation of Public Service Workers joined UNISON’s conference

Nicky Ramanandi

Wealth inequality in the UK is ‘entrenched’ under the Tories

As UNISON conference lays waste to the levelling up agenda, delegates say that the current government is ill-placed to fix problems that it caused in the first place


UNISON commits to campaign for a national care service

In the motion care worker members gave heartfelt testimony of their experiences working throughout the pandemic

‘Now is the time for investment, not cuts’

UNISON delegates hear that much-improved public sector pay and a ‘realistic’ windfall tax are the key to the cost of living crisis

Stephen Smellie speaking at conference

‘This union is a green union’: UNISON commits to decarbonise public services

UNISON commits to introduce green reps on all branch committees in order to support bargaining and negotiation on decarbonisation

Set dressing and delegates in the conference hall

Delegates discuss improving the union’s organising approach

The cost of living crisis presents a new set of challenges that require a new set of solutions

Christina McAnea addressing NDC

The tide is turning – and UNISON will rise!

General secretary Christina McAnea brings national delegate conference to its feet with a rousing speech in Brighton

Delegates clapping at National delegate conference

UNISON at 30 – delegates pass first motion at NDC in Brighton

Passionate speeches open debate on the first morning of national delegate conference

Paul Holmes opens NDC with rallying call

National delegates conference charged to channel their anger, ‘to fight and defend our members’

Portrait of Christina McAnea

Blog: Concentrating on the issues that matter

As Boris Johnson continues to bluster amid Tory infighting and a vote of no confidence, UNISON will be using our national delegate conference to discuss the issues that really matter

Paul Holmes with placard for TUC demo

Busy times for UNISON must produce a positive message

Talking shortly before the vote of confidence in Boris Johnson was announced, UNISON president Paul Holmes outlined his hopes for the union’s national conference next week and the cost of living national demonstration on 18 June

NEC meeting discusses motions for national conference

National delegates set to meet in Brighton in June – for the first time since the pandemic