A month of perennial change

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

Blog: We will always fight for local services

As the biggest local government union in the country, we will always fight for local services – and for the funding that’s needed to provide them. So it was fantastic to see so many people getting behind the heartbeat of our local communities, local government workers, on our first Local Service Champions Day yesterday. There’s […]

Are you local champs ready?

With Local Service Champions Day fast approaching on 17 October, we chatted with Diane Peacock, the branch secretary at UNISON’s City of Sunderland branch, about the exciting plans her team have in place to celebrate local government’s hidden heroe

Come rain or shine, UNISON’s on the case

July might have meant the start of the summer holidays proper, but UNISON and our members are still on the case

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

‘Your days are numbered,’ Dave Prentis tells Tories in Durham speech

‘There is an alternative‘ says general secretary as he lambasts austerity and calls for properly funded public services

Local government services aren’t optional, but the bedrock of a caring society

Dave Prentis addressing the Local Government Association annual conference in Bournemouth today (Thursday)

UNISON launches campaign to celebrate local government workers 

New film will kickstart recognition of overlooked council staff

With you from the cradle to the grave

‘We are an essential part of our communities,” local government conference hears as it backs new national campaign to promote local service champions

Delegates debate measures to support our local service champions

From campaigning around pay to fairness for apprenticeships, local government delegates discussed a wide range of issues this afternoon

UNISON celebrates the ‘unsung heroes’ of local government

A new campaign will raise the profile of the union’s 600,000 local government members