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‘A kick in the teeth’

There were plenty of plaudits for key workers during the pandemic, but gratitude has not extended to members’ pay packets. And their financial worries are mounting

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.
Single-decker bus in Manchester

Government’s new bus strategy highlights failures of deregulation

The proposals exclude the best solution, which would be to allow local authorities to operate their own services, says UNISON

The unsung key workers

The past 12 months of pandemic would have been very different without UNISON members keeping bus stations open and water in our homes

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.
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UNISON calls for lockdown halt to non-essential water work

In a letter to the water minister, UNISON says that revised COVID-19 guidance on close contacts means the government should tell the water industry to pause some work.

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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

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

Piling on the pressure

Conference calls for support for workers and activists facing mental health issues

Public transport funding at a 30-year low

Merseytravel chair tells conference of problems for sector – and points to the public solutions

From floods to food banks

Environment Agency staff take industrial action after seeing a 20% drop in pay over the last decade

a lit gas ring

Centrica urged to talk about pension proposals

UNISON members won’t accept Centrica proposals to work longer, pay more and get less

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A bold vision for water, environment and transport

Shadow transport secretary transport Andy McDonald shared Labour’s vision for the future at UNISON’s water, environment and transport service group conference.

photograph of WET conference in session

A changing work environment

Safety, new working practices and the increased use of technology were high on the agenda of the UNISON water, environment and transport conference in Brighton.

How UNISON has helped beat the January blues

The union kicked off 2018 with a month of individual successes, stirring calls to action and an ingenious new campaign. And that was just in January. Here are our ‘high 5’ highlights

Flood defence works being carried out by the Environment Agency

UNISON members’ work on flood prevention and relief recognised

New Year Honours list includes MBEs for members working for the Environment Agency to protect the country from floods

The Sound of Public Services

A UNISON trio are balancing their public service jobs with a new role – as rock stars