Exposing cowboy care providers: the state of social care

Research published today by the Centre for Health and Public Interest shows what UNISON members have been saying for decades: residential care homes are being run irresponsibly.

Council workers protest about low pay prior to pay talks

Proper funding for local authorities is needed in order to protect jobs, pay staff properly.

Northants council workers to get pay rise

Promised 4% increase in April 2020 will be first pay rise in three years for staff at crisis council

A month of perennial change

But championing and defending our members are always on UNISON’s agenda

Members travel to Downing Street to demand living wage

Birmingham unions and council join forces to demand funding for 10% pay rise and £10 an hour minimum

Refuse and recycling top public priority for council spending

Poll reveals top public priorities for council services

Local government service group executive ballot notice

Ballot papers will be sent to eligible voters from 7 October

End privatisation disgrace to protect public services

Privatisation failed in the 80s, again in the 90s and it’s still failing today

Activists: an inspiration at the heart of our union

General secretary Dave Prentis takes inspiration from visit to Southampton District branch

Blog: A brilliant branch building on their many strengths

Today I saw people from different backgrounds with different talents and different skills coming together to support public service workers

‘Think again’ UNISON tells government on LGPS plans

UNISON responds to the government consultation on proposals that would allow higher and further education employers in England to opt out of providing LGPS membership for new staff members

Unions call for a 10% pay rise for local government workers

Council staff have paid a heavy price during the years of austerity

Tahir’s youth mission

Peterborough youth worker is a Local Service Champion and has been honoured by the Queen

Local Service Champions – making our communities safer

We don’t always see what council workers do in our communities, but they’re there, making our lives better

Here comes summer!

June was another busy month for the union – more victories for our members, and conferences in Liverpool