Book review – Code of Conduct: Why we need to fix Parliament – and how to do it

Labour MP Chris Bryant considers the flaws of what has become a ‘Pinocchio Parliament’ and some possible solutions

‘We will defend our right to strike – and our right to vote’

UNISON delegates stand up for their rights as activists and voters

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

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

Voter ID is the government’s ‘latest threat to our democracy’

UNISON calls for photo ID to be abandoned, but urges members to register, for now, to ensure their vote in May elections

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Portrait of Polly Jpnes

Fighting for the right to be politically active

UNISON member Polly Jones was sacked from her job for simply expressing an interest in standing as an an MP. The legal battle that followed has far-reaching implications

Portrait of Christina McAnea

Wishing you a Merry Christmas – you deserve it

We know your vital work and sacrifice are the reasons why our country is still going

General Secretary, General Secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON’s special delegate conference confirmed

New one-off, online event will take place in June, after national delegate conference cancelled due to the pandemic

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Reserved (low pay) seat threshold for 2021

The cut-off wage for election to reserved (low pay) seats in the union remains at £10.63 an hour

Article on the UNISON National site.

A month of perennial change

But championing and defending our members are always on UNISON’s agenda

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

PSI general secretary: ‘We must stop the race to the bottom’

Rosa Pavanelli tells delegates that “we must take democracy very seriously,” as she outlines global threat by multinational corporations

Article, News on the UNISON National site.