A champion of diversity

Our Nelson Mandela Award winner on heroes, history, activism and bringing more Black people to the boardroom

UNISON will continue to oppose ‘outrageous’ exit payment plans

The union repeats its criticism of government plans to bring in a cap on public sector exit payments

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘The best of trade union empowerment’: the story behind a decisive homecare legal victory

UNISON branch officers, lawyers and members recall a four-year battle to win pay justice

Lost in lockdown

UNISON’s Caerphilly branch secretary reflects on what it means to go ‘back to square one’ as the county is put into local lockdown

Saving the nation

UNISON members tell their stories from the first months of the COVID crisis

For youth workers, COVID-19 is just another challenge

‘We’re facing a government that basically has no interest in young people’

UNISON joins attack on housing minister over fossil fuel divestment

Open letter condemns suggestion that pension funds engage in ‘constructive engagement’ with fossil fuel companies

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Sunderland members give out 3,000 gift packs to local government workers

‘We’re looking after the people who are looking after the people’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON publishes library reopening guidance

Advice for a ‘gradual and phased’ return puts safety first

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

NJC committee to put pay offer to members

Consultation will allow branches and members to discuss the employers’ final offer – the best that can be achieved by negotiation

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘I’ve felt like I’m more at risk of exhaustion than COVID-19’

A homeless hostel team leader talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has made her and her colleagues’ jobs harder than ever

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Ministers mustn’t forget important workers delivering essential services, says UNISON

Local government workers facing coronavirus risks and pressures

Tent of a homeless person in a commercial doorway

‘I’ve felt like I’m more at risk of exhaustion than COVID-19’

Homeless hostel team leader Sarah talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has made her and her colleagues’ jobs harder than ever

It’s good to talk – especially now

A Yorkshire & Humberside branch, with the help of its local organiser, is making sure to touch base personally with every new member during lockdown

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.
Portrait of Jon Richards

Blog: Worth more than a clap

How you can support the campaign for a decent, fair pay rise for all our key workers in councils and schools