Women and trade unions

Women have always been central to trade unions and the fight for a better society. To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve put together a timeline of some of their key achievements

Blog: There is so much to fight for today and in the future

Let’s remember why we fight together to change our government and our country for the better. But let’s also remember the great, often unseen but absolutely vital, work that unions and trade unionists do unheralded each and every day. Those acts of representation, support and campaigning are the foundations on which our union is built. And there is so much of it to love.

Blog: Lets celebrate the successes as well as the struggles

In the months and years ahead, unions will once again fight for the rights of our members and all working people. For the rights we currently have and the rights we deserve. There will be future victories for our movement that will make the lives of millions better.

We all showed our love for UNISON

#heartunions was back for 2017 and the energy and enthusiasm of our members and activists did UNISON proud.

Blog: Heart unions and celebrate our victories past and future

Let’s celebrate unions; let’s celebrate UNISON; let’s celebrate the victories of the past, and those that are yet to come

Derby school support staff to stage city centre ‘love-in’ as dispute with council enters its eighth month

School support staff will stage a city centre love-in today (Wednesday) to remind shoppers and workers out on their lunch breaks that the pay dispute with the council is far from over. The staff are taking action again this week over changes to their contracts imposed by councillors, which have seen teaching assistants lose up […]

UNISON Scotland joins day of action against Trade Union Bill

Facility time, overwork and workplace stress among the big themes as unions engage with employers

♡ UNISON: the union launched me on a learning journey

Louise Evans says the first step is the hardest, but the climb gets a little easier with each step you take

♡ UNISON: it’s helping me to help others

Jane Collier is an occupational therapist and branch education officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

♡ UNISON: the union has empowered me to speak up

Polly Smith is a homecare worker

UNISON and the big workplace meeting

Across the country, members join together to celebrate trade unions

‘Why I ♡ UNISON? It saved me from losing my job, my home, my whole way of life’

The issue of losing my tax credits was keeping me awake at night: as a single mum I didn’t know how I was going to provide for my family

♡ UNISON: ‘come together’ urges Wendy Nichols

UNISON president issues call as activists and members get out and about to spread pride in the union

UNISON celebrates trade unions in the community

Cymru Wales members will be taking to high streets and workplaces next week to celebrate union achievements

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♡ UNISON: it’s a life saver

Health and safety saves lives, and UNISON reps are at the forefront of that work