‘I’ve felt like I’m more at risk of exhaustion than COVID-19’

A homeless hostel team leader talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has made her and her colleagues’ jobs harder than ever

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It’s good to talk – especially now

A Yorkshire & Humberside branch, with the help of its local organiser, is making sure to touch base personally with every new member during lockdown

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Baking for binmen: life as a refuse collector during COVID-19

As a refuse collector, social distancing is impossible. So how are local government workers like Christian managing during COVID-19?

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Every Child Matters

UNISON members in the fostering recruitment team at Manchester City Council talk about their task

Engineering a better society

Magda Lezama is a senior council engineer, a rambler, a wine enthusiast, a single mum and a UNISON activist.

The Sound of Public Services

A UNISON trio are balancing their public service jobs with a new role – as rock stars

Shifting the balance of power

Devolution is finally reaching the English regions – on 4 May, voters get to elect the first batch of ‘metro mayors’

‘Ten thousand books were pulped’ – your library stories

UNISON members share their experiences of what the local government cuts have meant for library services where they live and work

Reading between the lines: what’s going on with our libraries?

Libraries are under threat – what’s happening with them in your area?

Inside the hidden world of environmental health

Dead bodies, detective work and the truth about food poisoning – the work of the environmental health officer has no shortage of surprises