Harry Leslie Smith’s new book is an essential call to arms

The campaigner is urging everyone to help create a fairer society for all and reject a slide toward the past he remembers

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘My thanks to everybody from UNISON for all that you did’

This is the full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to UNISON’s national delegate conference on 23 June 2017

National delegate conference hails inspiring speech from Jeremy Corbyn

Labour leader pledges to end public sector pay cap and invest in homes, the NHS, social care and all our services – to create a country for everyone

Labour vows to use new muscle to influence Brexit talks

Keir Starmer tells Brighton delegates that Labour could still be in the ‘driving seat’

UNISON on Labour’s manifesto

Commenting on the publication of the Labour Party’s 2017 manifesto today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Labour has produced a manifesto that delivers for public services. Ending the pay cap will make a huge difference for hard-pressed public sector employees. Proper investment in the NHS and social care will have a huge impact […]

Ordinary people need a Labour government, says UNISON

Commenting on the results of the Copeland and Stoke by-elections, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “No-one objective could argue last night’s by-election results were good for Labour. “While it was pleasing to see UKIP put in its place, Stoke should never have been in doubt and the result in Copeland was disastrous. “The blame […]

Blog: Let Copeland be our final warning

While there are many ways in which we can change society and our communities for the better, the only way to make lasting change is to win elections, and seize power for working people. That is, and must always be, the Labour party’s cause. Let Copeland be our final warning, not the latest signpost on the road to decline.

Only Labour will fight for NHS and local services in Stoke, says UNISON

Commenting on the Stoke-on-Trent by-election tomorrow (Thursday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Local services in Stoke are under real pressure thanks to mismanagement by the local council and the impact of government policies. “When I was in the city earlier this week local people kept telling me about how council services are on the brink and […]

Angela Rayner MP speaking

From a council estate to the Houses of Parliament

When Angela Rayner was growing up she went to her gran’s house for a bath on Sundays because her parents couldn’t always afford hot water.

She lived in a council estate in a home with no books and both her parents were on benefits. Now she’s shadow education secretary

‘It’s impossible? No it’s not!’

Dawn Butler MP addresses Black members’ conference and encourages delegates to put themselves forward as leaders

Getting ready for – and winning – the next election

We must ignore the doom mongers, the next election is not lost – but the year ahead has to be about how Labour wins back the support of voters across the country.

Labour Conference: Stopping and reversing the failed experiment of privatisation

Only by bringing the party back together, can we build better public services for all. Only by bringing the party back together can we ensure decent pay for our public service champions.

Labour must be electable to protect public services and win for working people, says UNISON

Labour can only win for working people and protect public services by being in government — and putting an end to the infighting that has plagued the party in recent months, says UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Monday). Speaking in the public services debate at the annual Labour Party conference in Liverpool today (Monday), […]

Labour is becoming the new ‘nasty party’ – and it needs to stop

Chasing ideological purity is a dead end for Labour and everyone who needs a Labour government. There can be no place for witch hunts against Labour MPs, councillors and party staff by the left or right of the party.

Labour leadership – consultation

We are canvassing views from all UNISON members opted into the UNISON Affiliated Political Fund (APF)