‘We’re here to protect lives’

The pandemic focused the world’s attention on health and safety. But for UNISON’s health and safety reps, protecting everyone in the workplace was already a way of life

Inside the world of the operating department practitioner

To mark National ODP Day, UNISON meets two of its ODP members – one old hand, one newcomer, equally dedicated to saving lives

Our champions of champions

UNISON’s Local Service Champions awards celebrate the invaluable contribution that local authority staff make to everyone’s lives

Workplace safety affects us all

As we approach International Workers’ Memorial Day, UNISON looks back at a year when workplace safety took centre stage

Poetry and the pandemic

A UNISON competition to explore 2020 in verse proved to be a big success

From Cardiff to Chad: a neonatal nurse’s extraordinary career

Angela Gorman recalls the inspiration for a charity that has saved the lives of thousands of pregnant women in Africa

Christina McAnea: UNISON’s new general secretary

One of the best negotiators in the union movement always remembers her father’s advice: ‘Walk in there as if you own the place’

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

Long COVID: ‘It’s frightening not knowing where this will end up’

Long COVID is having a devastating effect on the lives of many UNISON members. Assistant equality officer Haifa Rashed reports on how the union is responding

NHS staff: the terrible toll of COVID-19 on mental health

‘The pressure on staff of keeping us safe during COVID-19 has been relentless’