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Help a million children get the free school meals they need

UNISON backs Children’s Society campaign against changes to free school meal eligibility in England which could stop up to one million children qualifying

‘What kind of world have we created?’

Director Ken Loach talks about his acclaimed new film, which deals with the ‘conscious cruelty’ of the benefits system, leading people towards food banks and homelessness

The truth about the cuts: the disability support worker

‘The cuts have shattered our enthusiasm’

Cuts threaten disabled people in work

Disabled workers describe struggle to work 20 years after Disability Discrimination Act

UNISON joins religious and charity leaders in criticising the Welfare Reform and Work Bill

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis joins other union, charity and religious leaders in criticising the Bill for the negative effect it will have on poor families and the disabled

Welfare Bill will push more families to food banks and payday lenders

The Bill has not been scrutinised – and UNISON will be campaigning to amend and oppose it

Why the Welfare Bill will not help lift families out of poverty

UNISON has reacted with dismay to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill which had its second reading in the House of Commons earlier this week

UNISON calls for a new housing deal for young people

A report from UNISON has revealed the housing problems facing young people, and calls for a more joined-up approach to dealing with the issue