Privatisation still the threat but we are turning the tide, conference hears

The ‘scourge of outsourcing’ and the successes we need to add to

Trade unionists can ‘globalise solidarity and co-operation’

Cuban public service union leader challenges delegates to help build a better world for all

’It’s the workplace that needs to change, not the person’

Conference pledges action to tackle growing problem of mental health issues for local government workers facing pressures driven by austerity, cuts and growing demand for the services they provide

Delegates pledge to build a campaign on pay

Local government conference welcomes early lodging of pay claim and calls range of actions to support it

Gender pay gap still a problem, delegates hear

Local government conference debates measures to tackle the issue, as the pay gap and the glass ceiling still exist

Standing up for children’s education

School cuts are affecting children and UNISON will gear up campaigning against them, local government conference vows

‘We need to talk about safe housing’

The horrific tragedy at Grenfell tower pushes safe housing up the agenda at UNISON’s local government conference

Derby and Durham school support staff bring inspiration

Faced with huge cuts to their pay, these UNISON members fought back

Local government conference remembers Grenfell Tower

Minute’s silence, collection and statement form the branch, as last week’s fire casts its shadow over delegates

Plight raised of Black workers in fragmented workplaces

Conference hears that the post-Brexit world, where the ‘other’ is increasingly seen as a problem, is making the situation worse for Black workers

Delegates look to the future with debates on apprenticeships

Local government conference says apprenticeships are important, but must be properly funded and designed

UNISON vows to build care campaign

Conference pledges to campaign on funding crisis and step up action to organise workers