Behind the headlines

Reality check: public sector pay freeze

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a public sector pay freeze in the government’s spending review last week, backed up by some claims that need further analysis

How the Home Office is risking lives in the NHS

Despite massive NHS staff shortages, healthcare workers have been forced to return to their home countries during the pandemic

How the Union Learning Fund changes lives

UNISON members extol the virtues of a scheme that has boosted their work, their careers and their self-confidence – but is currently under threat

Caste: The Lies That Divide Us

As part of Black History Month, we review a new book that explores systems of exploitation, suppression and persecution

‘Without a struggle, there can be no progress’

To mark Black History Month, UNISON looks at one part of the struggle to end slavery

‘The best of trade union empowerment’: the story behind a decisive homecare legal victory

UNISON branch officers, lawyers and members recall a four-year battle to win pay justice

Lost in lockdown

UNISON’s Caerphilly branch secretary reflects on what it means to go ‘back to square one’ as the county is put into local lockdown

Homeworking versus the office – what do members think?

The COVID-19 crisis has promoted ‘working from home’ to unprecedented levels. But whether that’s a good, great or terrible thing depends who you’re speaking to

Saving the nation

UNISON members tell their stories from the first months of the COVID crisis

For youth workers, COVID-19 is just another challenge

‘We’re facing a government that basically has no interest in young people’