Former UNISON president Lucia McKeever cites her union’s commitment to lifelong learning as a key reason for her unexpected rise through the ranks
For teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia, a UNISON course to build confidence led to a new role – as a UNISON rep
Activists can apply for substantial financial help for trade union and labour studies and women’s studies courses
Creative ideas for training, accreditation and mentoring all to the fore as delegates discuss helping reps
Louise Evans says the first step is the hardest, but the climb gets a little easier with each step you take
Jane Collier is an occupational therapist and branch education officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital
Unpaid, risking trouble at work and not always thanked – why do UNISON’s 40,000 activists do it?