UNISON research reveals scale of council deficits

Finances have been hit by increased spending to deal with COVID and a reduction in income because of the pandemic

Article on the UNISON National site.
Chesterfield Borough Council graphic celebrating agreement with UNISON

UNISON signs job protection deal at Chesterfield Borough Council

Following a UNISON campaign, over 1,000 workers at Chesterfield Borough Council have been given extra job security

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Voting cards being help aloft at a UNISON conference

Details announced for local government special conference

Committee believes it’s important for service group branches and activists to be able to discuss the issues faced and shape the work to come

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak with the red Budget box

‘Make it a workers’ budget,’ UNISON urges chancellor

General secretary to call for an end to the pay freeze, real living wage for care workers and proper investment in local government

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Portrait of Jon Richards

Blog: UNISON delivers stunning blow on exit payments

Head of local government Jon Richards looks back at the latest Westminster U-turn – this time, after a legal challenge to its unfair plans

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

UNISON will continue to oppose ‘outrageous’ exit payment plans

The union repeats its criticism of government plans to bring in a cap on public sector exit payments

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘The best of trade union empowerment’: the story behind a decisive homecare legal victory

UNISON branch officers, lawyers and members recall a four-year battle to win pay justice

Lost in lockdown

UNISON’s Caerphilly branch secretary reflects on what it means to go ‘back to square one’ as the county is put into local lockdown

Saving the nation

UNISON members tell their stories from the first months of the COVID crisis