What happens if public service workers can’t afford to live near their work?

The cost of housing in London and the impact on public services

Blog: For public service workers, London’s housing situation is bleak

The housing crisis is one of the greatest problems – and challenges – that our country faces. For too long, not enough homes have been built. As a result, house prices in many parts of the country have risen dramatically, often to levels which make housing completely unaffordable for those who provide our vital public services.

Rising housing costs forcing public service workers out of London, says UNISON

UNISON launches a survey report into the impact of housing costs on London’s public service workers

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

Barnet library workers on strike

Dave Prentis takes support and solidarity to north London picket line in strike over plans to outsource library service

Congratulations Sadiq Khan

A UNISON member, Sadiq has always been a friend to me and to our union. He has fought a smart, passionate and thoughtful campaign for Mayor, focussed on issues that matter to UNISON members and all Londoners – housing, transport costs and the air that we all breathe.

‘We will work to protect housing association jobs and conditions’

UNISON tells London housing associations planning merger that success of plans relies on ‘efforts of dedicated workforce’

We must fight this Conservative assault on neighbourhood policing – Sadiq Khan

Labour’s candidate for mayor of London on the important role UNISON members have to play in the forthcoming elections

UNISON teams with young people to fight cuts to youth services

Union is seeking to protect youth services ‘for the long term’

London members mark Black History Month

Tackling racism ‘is one of our most urgent tasks – we cannot let it slide off our agenda,’ general secretary tells London celebration

UNISON sends solidarity greetings to National Gallery strikers

UNISON sent solidarity greetings to strikers at the National Gallery today, as they begin indefinite strike action in protest at privatisation plans. “UNISON stands shoulder to shoulder with our fellow public service workers in dispute,” general secretary Dave Prentis said. “We send our greetings and solidarity from 1.3m public service workers and wish you well with your action.” […]