It’s time to pay up for care

‘It is a fight we must win – it is a fight we will win’

How can you run a campaign to defend a service?

Neath Port Talbot branch fought a successful campaign against library closures – so just how did they do it?

Community activists set out plans to tackle common problems

Low pay and attacks on terms and conditions following on from underfunding mean ‘a broken system held together by compassion and dedication of exploited workforce’

UNISON calls for outsourcing inquiry after new research

Research from the Smith Institute shows that low-paid workers bear the brunt of contracting-out as their pay and conditions get worse

Speak out on 18 October

Dave Prentis issues rallying call to make October demo the the biggest this country has ever seen

Securing the future of our public services

UNISON manifesto sets out the challenges facing public services and policies needed to meet them

UNISON to launch public services manifesto

With less than a year to go to the general election, UNISON is launching its manifesto for public services

EPSU leader spells out the Europe we want

EPSU general secretary Jan Willem Goudriaan’s message to UNISON’s local government conference was that we could change Europe for the betterment of the majority of its people

UNISON members take strike action at Grwp Gwalia

UNISON members working within Grwp Gwalia care services will start a 24 hour period of strike action to defend against cuts to pay, terms and conditions

Union condemns slave labour community scheme

Union joins charities to condemn scheme which will do nothing to reduce unemployment or boost jobs and the economy

Low-paid carers lobby against pay cut

Low-paid workers who care for some of north and east London’s most vulnerable people took part in a lobby for a fair deal over pay today

UNISON Eastern region ethical care charter launched

UNISON members and Norfolk County Council care commissioners discuss how to make sure that care workers have the time to deliver high quality care, and are properly paid, trained and supported

Pressure on emergency care mounting

Cuts in services for those suffering from mental health problems, homelessness or drug and alcohol abuse are leading to people seeking help from A&E and adding to pressure on the NHS

UNISON says government hitting wrong mark on zero hour contracts

UNISON has criticised plans by the Government to open consultation on measures around exclusivity and transparency in zero hour contracts following an informal review.

Cuts to health and housing services push LGBT people to margins of society

Austerity measures imposed on housing, health and police services are pushing LGBT people to the margins of society, according to a report by NatCen Social Research, for UNISON.