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