Guides and briefings

Who wins? You decide

What’s a service group and why are they so important to the union?

UNISON national secretary Sara Gorton explains why this year’s service group elections are so critical

Hand of a woman putting a folded piece of paper in a ballot box

How to … vote and get the vote out

With 2024 being a big year for elections, UNISON policy officer David Arnold explores how to vote – including new ID requirements – and how to encourage others to vote too

Photo of a transgender flag

How to… be a trans ally

UNISON recognises the importance of being loud and visible in support of its transgender members, especially at a time where anti-trans hate crimes are increasing

Bringing services home

A successful insourcing campaign at a London university offers valuable lessons for UNISON’s campaign to bring services in-house

How to … run an insourcing campaign

UNISON branches are tackling insourcing with increasing success. The union has produced a new guide that will help others wishing to bring their members back in-house

How to participate in local elections

From ensuring you can vote, to campaigning against the far right, here are some key tips for the upcoming local elections. May the 4th be with you

UNISON section of large London demo taken from above

Top tips to build the turnout for the TUC demo

UNISON activists share their tried and tested ways of building support for a march and rally

How to get the vote out

What can activists do to encourage members to engage with their pay ballot? UNISON’s campaigns team offers some top tips and encouragement

How to help members facing bereavement

COVID-19 has seen UNISON members having to deal with intense levels of grief – both personally and as part of their jobs. But UNISON can help

How to access lockdown learning

One of the benefits of your UNISON membership is access to a whole host of free training and education