Christina McAnea

Blog: Six months into our new era

It’s been an incredibly busy but productive and fulfilling first half year as your general secretary – with many achievements across our great union

general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: How to start solving the housing crisis

Our communities need public services and they need the people providing those services living close by

woman with mask on in front of laptop, sanitising her hands

It’s #NotTooMuchToMask

Wearing masks doesn’t stop anyone from living their lives. But it can help prevent infection spread and limit pressure on the NHS

Government can’t keep ignoring social care crisis

Tens of thousands of older people and those with disabilities aren’t getting the care they desperately need

Christina McAnea

Blog: Wilfully sowing the seeds of masked confusion

If only the Westminster government could show some of the responsibility it wants the rest of us to take on

Masks are still crucial in the fight against Covid

Now isn’t the time to ditch mandatory mask wearing. The Prime Minister should be providing direction to the public

general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: The best birthday or thank you gift is a pay rise, now

Thank you days for key workers and birthday celebrations – and even the George Cross for the NHS – are richly deserved, but what really matters is an increase in pay

Christina McAnea

Blog: Why we will always stand with the Windrush generation

Tuesday is Windrush Day. But instead of enjoying a day of celebration, the Windrush generation are still fighting for justice

Health pay rise must be for everyone in the NHS

Health service staff employed by private companies must not lose out on the wage rise

Christina McAnea

Serious about levelling up? Let’s see the evidence

General secretary Christina McAnea addresses UNISON’s special local government conference 2021

Christina McAnea

Blog: Why G7 leaders need to work much harder on vaccine access

The US donation of half a billion vaccines may sound impressive – but it’s a drop in the ocean. Vaccine manufacturing rights need to be freed up now

Blog: Levelling up the forgotten frontline

Our local government workers deserve no less credit and applause than health workers – and they deserve fair pay now

Covid inquiry next year is way too late, says UNISON

The government owes answers to the workers, the public and the families of those who have lost their lives.

Blog: The UK government must act on planned Palestinian evictions

UNISON condemns the violence in East Jerusalem and Gaza, regrets the loss of life on both sides and calls again on the Israeli government to comply with international law

general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: Your safety is paramount as we start to return to workplaces

As lockdown restrictions ease and workplaces open up, we need to make sure our staff are kept safe