Our park lives are under threat

Our parks are now under an increasing threat, as local councils find their funding being cut and then cut again

‘Proper staff are vital,’ says UNISON as park crisis grows

MPs’ report highlights growing threat to UK’s parks and open spaces as cuts bite deeper

Adult social care is the biggest pressure on councils

Research reveals the pressure on councils

When bus services are axed, it can isolate communities

“We are living in isolation” – Michelle Wilkes describes the impact of bus service cuts on her community

English college review risks jobs and closures, warns union

‘Area-based reviews’ part of restructuring plans for post-16 education prompted by ‘the need to cut public expenditure’

Unravelling the myths about austerity

There are many myths about the cuts and the need for austerity – here, we’ve picked out four of the main ones

UNISON condemns plan to slash Essex police service

Essex police force unveils plan to axe PCSOs and close stations in the county

2,500 sign Wolverhampton care home petition

Petition launched by UNISON as homes are threatened with closure

Council cuts could mean more children in need let down

Billions of pounds of cuts mean that few councils can cope with demands from young people

George Osborne wants to know how to ‘get more for less’

The Chancellor wants to find more ways to cut public services

Austerity cuts put local democracy at risk

UNISON Cymru/Wales warns that austerity cuts are damaging our public services and threatening to undermine local democracy

Councils and unions lobby Parliament over fair funding for Wales

Five years of austerity have ‘inflicted long-term damage ‘on Welsh communities

Barnet members prepare for budget-day strike

Council workers plan 24-hour protest against privatisation

Barnet members stage second strike

North London council workers launch second 48-hour strike against outsourcing threat, declaring that they want to remain in the public sector and publicly accountable

A poorer workforce delivering poorer services

Inverness survey reveals a familiar picture of public-service workers working harder and earning less – UNISON Scotland says: This is a public services election; if you care for them you need to get out and vote for them