Charan Sekhon collects his MBE from King Charles at Windsor Castle

Environment Agency officer and ‘volunteering legend’ receives MBE

Charan Sekhon, a UNISON branch welfare and equalities officer, received the award for over two decades of charitable works

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Time to stop the violence plaguing workers in the community sector

MPs join UNISON members and employers at parliamentary launch of union’s Violence at Work charter

To Russia, with love

An armed response unit, a Turkish coup and Turkmenistan’s ‘door to hell’ – all these (and more) featured in one member’s summer adventure

Charity trustees need to be transparent, community conference declares

UNISON calls for protection for members and transparency from trustees in the wake of high-profile charity collapses

The voluntary sector has become just another front in Cameron’s clampdown on free speech

Despite the government’s claims to the contrary, their plans are about gagging charities and charity workers from conducting necessary scrutiny.

Well-run charities don’t treat their staff with contempt

It is not too late to treat staff – who have given so much – with the respect they deserve, and to negotiate with them in good faith. By doing so, a strike that nobody wants can be averted, and Action for Children workers who care so much about the charity can stay at work.

UNISON members at Action for Children overwhelmingly vote for industrial action

UNISON is urging managers at charity Action for Children to avoid a strike after UNISON members voted overwhelmingly for industrial action following a long-running dispute over pay.

UNISON urges charity chiefs to avoid strike action

UNISON today (Monday) urged managers at charity Action for Children to avoid a strike. It comes as UNISON members overwhelmingly backed industrial action following a long-running dispute over pay. A total of 73.5 per cent of UNISON members employed by Action for Children voted for strike action. The figure voting for industrial action short of […]

Action for Children unions ballot for industrial action in pay dispute

High-handed action by bosses over pay at the charity Action for Children has prompted Unite and UNISON to ballot their members for industrial action. The unions said that management intends to impose a one per cent pay award for 2015/16, with no cost of living rise for 40 per cent of the 5,000 strong workforce. […]

Refugee Christmas appeals

Branches and activists have asked for union advice on how they might offer practical solidarity and support