Councils on the brink

Coronavirus has seriously hit local government finances, but the scale of the problem has been years in the making. Demetrios Matheou and Simon Jackson investigate

In the fight of our lives

General secretary Dave Prentis has a message for UNISON members and their families, explaining why he will be voting for Labour on 12 December

Article on the UNISON National site.

Northants council workers to get pay rise

Promised 4% increase in April 2020 will be first pay rise in three years for staff at crisis council

News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON launches campaign to celebrate local government workers 

New film will kickstart recognition of overlooked council staff

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

With you from the cradle to the grave

‘We are an essential part of our communities,” local government conference hears as it backs new national campaign to promote local service champions

Article on the UNISON National site.

‘Enough is enough’ say delegates on knife crime

Delegates welcome Labour Party commitments to reversing cuts that are adding to the problem

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Library workers ‘put heart and soul into service’

UNISON lays down plans to protect service and workers after hearing of members burned out and facing threats and violence

Article on the UNISON National site.

Cuts increase risk to public in England and Wales

UNISON report shows how austerity is damaging the environmental health service provided by councils

News on the UNISON National site.

New report shows devastating impact of council cuts

Investigation reveals that councils across England have sold public buildings and land to fund basic services and redundancy payments

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

The future of our parks is not looking rosy

Spending on parks and green spaces has been slashed by £15 million

Article, P.S data on the UNISON National site.