UNISON vows to campaign for social housing

Conference agrees actions against Housing Act

Education dominates local government conference on final afternoon

Debates see delegates back a range of measures on pay, academies, funding and much more

‘We must redouble our efforts build the better society Jo spent her life fighting for”

Local government conference hears Hope not Hate’s Nick Lowles call for work to build hope and a better world in memory of murdered MP and union member

‘We can fight together for a more social Europe’

EPSU general secretary tells local government conference that Brexit would not ‘cure what is wrong in the EU, in the UK or elsewhere’

Delegates vow to fight against social work privatisation

Delegates queue up to reveal the scale of the crisis affecting a vital service

Cuts are destroying youth services across the country, local government conference hears

Delegates commit union to campaign for quality youth services as part of broader fight to save local services

Campaign urged against meat inspection deregulation

Debate also hears calls for work to improve pay, terms and conditions for members

Housing crisis is ‘a national disaster’, conference hears

Local government delegates hear plea for a housing policy which will help people: ‘build, build, build’

Delegates call for action on local government pay

Local government conference hears that pay has fallen behind that in other public services

UNISON pledges campaign for an end to school workers’ term-time contracts

‘We all live 12 months of the year’ and need to paid for 12 months, local government conference delegates hear

Delegates stress the need to build the union through organising

Raising the union’s profile is “like joining a gym: you don’t buy your ticket and then sit around waiting to get fit”

Local goverment workers remember murdered MP and Orlando club goers

UNISON president says people should ‘reflect on some of the language used’ in EU debate