TUC survey reveals 71% of working mothers denied furlough

Working parents – particularly mothers – are in an impossible situation this lockdown. UNISON is calling for paid parental leave to support them

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON salutes team that kept up abortion access in lockdown

Union-sponsored annual nursing team award goes to nurses who helped ensure women had access to abortion services during COVID-19

Article on the UNISON National site.

A champion of diversity

Our Nelson Mandela Award winner on heroes, history, activism and bringing more Black people to the boardroom

‘Without a struggle, there can be no progress’

To mark Black History Month, UNISON looks at one part of the struggle to end slavery

Blog: Ten years of the Equality Act and still fighting

UNISON disabled and LGBT+ activist Louise Ashworth looks back at 10 years of the Equality Act

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Head and shoulders shots of Tansaim Hussain-Gul and Graeme Ellis

Blog: Let’s have an informed discussion about working from home

Graeme Ellis and Tansaim Hussain-Gul are co-chairs of UNISON’s national disabled members’ committee. Here, they look at how COVID-19 has disproved myths about home working being unproductive

Article on the UNISON National site.
Torso of a pregnant woman, with hands supporting belly

Blog: the plight of pregnant workers in the age of COVID

Julia O’Connell, the vice chair of UNISON’s national women’s committee, explains what’s it like to be pregnant – and working – during COVID-19

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Snapshots of UNISON Deaf activists Iain Scott-Burdon and Gill Jeffery

Blog: Deaf workers ignored in coronavirus pandemic

UNISON activists Iain Scott-Burdon and Gill Jeffery look at how coronavirus pandemic is affecting Deaf workers

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

COVID-19: Black and female workers on the frontline

Inequalities emerging through the pandemic are chilling evidence to support UNISON’s demands on workplace rights and decent public services.  We need them now

Article on the UNISON National site.

‘It’s our responsibility to kick racism out of our society’

Show Racism the Red Card launches this year’s schools competition at UNISON Centre

Article, News on the UNISON National site.