UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

Get elected – and help UNISON remain relevant and effective in the 2020s

The nomination period is about to open for this year’s service group executive elections

In the fight of our lives

General secretary Dave Prentis has a message for UNISON members and their families, explaining why he will be voting for Labour on 12 December

UNISON welcomes new social work regulator in England

The union has been working with Social Work England on its development, but stresses that UNISON itself provides specialist representation for social workers

A vote for public services?

What do you think of Labour’s manifesto? Will you be voting to protect public services on 12 December? We’d like to hear your views

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