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
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.
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.
#heartunions was back for 2017 and the energy and enthusiasm of our members and activists did UNISON proud.
Let’s celebrate unions; let’s celebrate UNISON; let’s celebrate the victories of the past, and those that are yet to come
Facility time, overwork and workplace stress among the big themes as unions engage with employers
Louise Evans says the first step is the hardest, but the climb gets a little easier with each step you take
Jane Collier is an occupational therapist and branch education officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital
Conventional and unconventional approaches to recruitment debated at women’s conference
Polly Smith is a homecare worker
Across the country, members join together to celebrate trade unions
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 president issues call as activists and members get out and about to spread pride in the union
During Heart UNISON week it’s worth remembering that while taking strike action is never easy, the results can make a huge difference to people’s lives
Cymru Wales members will be taking to high streets and workplaces next week to celebrate union achievements