The suffragette spirit

A member of the world’s most famous feminist family, Helen Pankhurst talks about feminism, her hopes for her children, and what men can do to help the movement

Packing a punch, in the shortest month

It’s only got 28 days but UNISON made every one of February’s count – here’s our regular round up of just a few of the things the union achieved over the last month

Glasgow women to march in their fight for equal pay

Suffragettes will lead Scottish demonstration in continuing struggle over grading system and equal pay

photograph of unison women's conference debating STEM education

‘You can be a mother, daughter, sister and engineer if you wish’

UNISON’s women’s conference addresses the lack of women working in science, technology, engineering and maths

‘I see first-hand how lack of funding is harming the NHS’

UNISON president and hospital catering assistant Margaret McKee gives rousing speech to women’s conference

Women’s conference kicks off with a vote to boost organising

Women’s conference votes to take measures to ensure more low paid women can participate in the union

Ms Smith Goes to Westminster

Former UNISON president Eleanor Smith reflects on an historic general election victory and her first months as an MP

A statue for the socialist suffragette

There is a memorial in Westminster to the brave women who fought for women’s suffrage, but one of the key campaigners doesn’t feature on it.

Help UNISON campaign for equality

Take the UNISON equality survey – you could win three nights for two people at Croyde Bay Holiday Resort

Dave Prentis tells conference ‘we will campaign against Trump’

Dave Prentis announces UNISON’s official support for Stop Trump UK as he speaks at the union’s women’s conference in Brighton

Fighting back against the cyber bullies

A local councillor from Wales spoke to UNISON members about her experience of cyber abuse

section of poster with the title: don't look the other way

Nursing professionals ‘more likely to experience domestic abuse’

Cavell Trust research shows importance of union’s support for members as well as campaigning and negotiation on ‘an issue for everyone’

UNISON wins Mumsnet

We’re big fans of Mumsnet at UNISON, and following a discussion thread about our public service champions campaign last week, we’re even bigger fans.

A life less ordinary

Women in prison, suicide and domestic violence are just some of the issues UNISON vice president Margaret McKee is tackling

Learning about the refugee crisis

UNISON Cymru/Wales women’s group spent time learning about the refugee crisis at their policy weekend recently