‘The best of trade union empowerment’: the story behind a decisive homecare legal victory

UNISON branch officers, lawyers and members recall a four-year battle to win pay justice

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Love, LGBT+ history and more wins

February may have been cold and wet but the UNISON fires burned brightly this month

Rotherham Council signs UNISON’s ethical care charter

Authority makes commitment to ensure staff are treated with respect

Come rain or shine, UNISON’s on the case

July might have meant the start of the summer holidays proper, but UNISON and our members are still on the case

Blog: Decent quality care is something which benefits the whole community

Care workers provide an exceptional service, so they deserve to be treated with respect. Today’s signing – and every council who signs up to the charter – helps ensure more care workers benefit. And that can only be good for all of us.

Blog: Signing a charter – and ticking off a pledge

As more councils sign our Ethical Care Charter, thousands more care workers secure greater protection at work, better pay and more training

Plymouth City Council signs UNISON’s ethical care charter

Plymouth City Council will become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter today (Monday). Council leaders will join UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter. The charter commits the Council to continue working with the city’s care companies to help them end zero-hours and reflect travel time […]

North west council becomes latest to sign up to ethical care

A big change for homecare workers in Knowsley

Welsh Government cracks down on zero-hour contracts in homecare

UNISON praises ‘one step forward in dealing with the complex issue of precarious employment’

Magic March

March was a momentous month for UNISON members – not least because of a proposed revamp of NHS pay that could benefit a million health workers.

York council agrees to sign Ethical Care Charter

Decision comes after a lengthy campaign by UNISON

Graphic from the cover of the ethical care charter document

Manchester City Council moves to lift carers’ pay

Announcement comes as part of plans to bring social care and NHS services closer together

Blog: Today I saw our union at its best

Teresa and Geoff are making a massive difference, even when times are tough. Thank you to them for the warm welcome today and for everything they, like all our activists, do for our union.

Blog: Coming together for the benefit of our members

Different people from different professions and backgrounds, all with different skills, coming together, pooling their resources and their energy for the benefit of all UNISON members and the services they provide. That’s what our union is about when it’s at it’s best. That’s what I saw in Halton today.