Bolton Council building

UNISON opinion: Why councils are on the brink – and how they can be pulled back

Everyone knows why councils are on the brink of bankruptcy – a massive 41% cut in government funding over a decade, while demand for services has grown. But there is an alternative for a sustainable future for the local services we all rely on

Picketers holding up signs at the 2023 Scottish school strikes

More Scottish schools to close as UNISON sets further strike dates

Four more local authorities will be affected in second wave of action over pay

Christina McAnea, arms folded, in front of conference stage - 'Fighting for our future'

Blog: Celebrating our local government champions

This week sees Champions Day, when UNISON recognises the local government workforce

Marcia’s last stand

Marcia Lewis had worked for Caerphilly Council for more than 20 years, when she suddenly faced the prospect of being fired and rehired. With UNISON’s support, she challenged her employer and won – making a difference for thousands of her colleagues

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Christina McAnea, arms folded, in front of conference stage - 'Fighting for our future'

Blog: Investing in you is investing in our schools and in our pupils

Join us this evening for an online rally, as we build for action on pay in Scottish schools

Local Service Champions: binding our communities together

We meet the winners of this year’s Local Service Champions Awards

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Local government conference 2023 set, platform and rostrum, seen from back of hall, behind delegates

‘Save local services before it’s too late’ says conference

UNISON research reveals the levels of underfunding in local government

Bolton Council building

£300,000 in back pay for council and schools workers in Bolton

UNISON sets the record straight after hundreds of workers’ holiday pay was miscalculated by Bolton council

Christina McAnea, arms folded, in front of conference stage - 'Fighting for our future'

Blog: We must stop this managed decline of local government

I know it’s a difficult decision to vote to take action and be prepared to lose a day’s pay, but we’ve won through strike action before, and I have every confidence we can do it again

Christina McAnea, arms folded, in front of conference stage - 'Fighting for our future'

Local government workers are ‘everyday action heroes’

They don’t do it for the prestige, they do it for the difference they can make to people’s lives, every day – its time to recognise their superhuman efforts

Council workers assemble … ‘everyday action hero’ figures launched by UNISON

Care workers, crossing wardens, librarians and refuse workers – they’re among the unsung heroes today (Thursday) being recognised for their role in our communities.

General secretary Dave Prentis with striking members and the Barnet UNISON banner outside The Library, in Barnet, north London

Insourcing win at Barnet council

Over 300 staff in a variety of services like trading standards, environmental health and other regulatory services, will now be transferred back in-house

UNISON's Local Service champiosn winner Paddy TOner speaks to Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston celebrates UNISON’s Champions Day

To celebrate the first UNISON Champions day, the film and TV star interviewed this year’s Local Service Champions winner and rehabilitation worker, Paddy Toner

Graphic of hands and fists of diverse group of people raised in victory

Council workers accept deal that will give lowest-paid 10.5%

Members across NJC unions vote to accept pay offer – the highest in a decade

Fire and rehire: How to fight it

UNISON lawyers, organisers and activists give advice on how to fight the aggressive employment practice that’s on the rise

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