UNISON starts preparing for political fund change

Union sets up lay working group to develop proposals on changing funds to opting in system, required by Trade Union Act

2017 diaries are here – has your branch ordered?

The ever-popular UNISON diaries are on their way to branches who have ordered their copies – if your branch isn’t one it needs to act now

Does your employer have an ethical procurement policy?

Are the goods it buys as part of delivering key public services produced without abusing workers?

2017 diaries: order now

Summer is technically over – so it’s time for UNISON branches to start ordering your 2017 diaries

UNISON prepares to make its mark at TUC Congress

Key issues will feature in debate and congress will recognise the work of activists Darren Barber and Margaret McKee

Activists feel stress of increasing workloads

UNISON to explore ways of supporting activists and reps in stressful situations

Conference agrees measures to support activists

Creative ideas for training, accreditation and mentoring all to the fore as delegates discuss helping reps

EU campaign will focus on NHS and racism around migration, NEC

UNISON executive prepares for EU referendum and union conference

No better role model for new activists

Every day as much loved UNISON activists move on, new activists begin their lifelong journey in our union. Like Carole, they will help members with problems big and small, defend their jobs and fight for better pay.

Important notice – the Tax Refund Service

A reminder that the Tax Refund Service (Personal Taxation Services) is no longer a UNISON-endorsed service

Get set for state pension changes

The state pension is changing from 6 April 2016 – members will be asking about the implications for their future

Young members weekend 2016 – just two weeks left to register

Applications for the weekend in Leicester on 13-15 May must be received by 5 April

For your decades of dedication – thank you

You are our union. You are what gives us our strength. And as the government attempts to silence us and limit our ability to campaign, you will be what keeps this union moving forward.

Help us inspire members in a time of crisis

U magazine wants to highlight how the union helps members’ wellbeing

Above and beyond the call of duty

A reminder of the generosity and support UNISON members give to those around them each and every day.