Behind the headlines

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’

How the Home Office really treats our NHS heroes

Dedication to the NHS has made no difference to a surgical assistant seeking to renew her visa

Keeping Caerphilly schoolchildren fed during COVID

UNISON members across the county borough council helped in an ambitious scheme to fill the gap left by free school meals

Fighting on two fronts – and paying the price

Migrant key workers are on the pandemic frontline but their fight to remain in the country is harder than ever

COVID’s lessons for a greener future

World Environment Day comes in the midst of a pandemic – and coronavirus has brought unexpected lessons for a better future

‘I’ve felt like I’m more at risk of exhaustion than COVID-19’

A homeless hostel team leader talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has made her and her colleagues’ jobs harder than ever

UNISON demands extra government funding to save universities from crisis

‘A world without universities would be tragic. I just can’t comprehend it’

How to be a good lockdown neighbour

With everyone spending more time in their homes because of lockdown, the work of staff at housing associations is even more important

Three UNISON nurses stranded in the Philippines

Three stranded UNISON members are desperate to return to the UK to help their colleagues fight the pandemic