Winning battles big and small: November in UNISON

In the heat of the general election fight, let’s take a moment to recognise all of the other brilliant battles (and awards) that UNISON has won this month

Let’s smash the disability pay gap

UNISON disabled members’ conference marks Disability Pay Gap Day and calls for mandatory reporting

Conference warned of Trump threat to the NHS

Assistant general secretary Christina McAnea address disabled members and urges them to tell people to consider public services when they decide how to vote in December’s general election

Delegates call for better information

Disabled members’ conference also discusses the importance of inclusivity and the work of caucuses

President urges UNISON activists to take up election challenge

Josie Bird tells disabled members’ conference that the general election is ‘not a challenge we can afford to shirk’

‘I wasn’t sure what was going on. I was struggling to concentrate and work was getting too much’

As the union of over a million women, and with nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women in work, UNISON is raising awareness and understanding of the menopause. Because it’s a work issue

Fighting sexual harassment and standing up for disabled workers

The final debates at national conference witnessed passionate debates on sexual harassment in the workplace and raising the profile of disabled members

Conference debates access to voting, hate crime and BSL

Delegates discuss a range of issues that affect the lives of disabled people, in and out of the workplace

Disabled members speak out over lack of proper disability leave

Disabled activists employers often don’t understand the issue and can ‘punish’ disabled workers.

Widening disability pay gap shows the struggle for equality is far from over

Assistant general secretary addresses disabled members’ conference

Delegates voice the need for mental health first aiders

Disabled members speak out about the importance of mental health care and the role that mental health first aid can play

MP says we need to change how disability is reported

Emma Lewell-Buck highlights ‘cruelty’ of government policies toward disabled people

Conference hears how disabled workers face absence problems

Workers are often punished for disability-related absences, with more discretion needed from employers and managers

President hails ‘inspirational’ disabled members

Gordon McKay also urges members to use ‘Grovember’ to continue to make the union stronger

Unlocking our potential

UNISON’s disabled members are working hard to combat unfair treatment at work