Council workers assemble … ‘everyday action hero’ figures launched by UNISON

Care workers, crossing wardens, librarians and refuse workers – they’re among the unsung heroes today (Thursday) being recognised for their role in our communities.

Article, News, Press release on the UNISON National site.
General secretary Dave Prentis with striking members and the Barnet UNISON banner outside The Library, in Barnet, north London

Insourcing win at Barnet council

Over 300 staff in a variety of services like trading standards, environmental health and other regulatory services, will now be transferred back in-house

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
UNISON's Local Service champiosn winner Paddy TOner speaks to Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston celebrates UNISON’s Champions Day

To celebrate the first UNISON Champions day, the film and TV star interviewed this year’s Local Service Champions winner and rehabilitation worker, Paddy Toner

Article on the UNISON National site.
Graphic of hands and fists of diverse group of people raised in victory

Council workers accept deal that will give lowest-paid 10.5%

Members across NJC unions vote to accept pay offer – the highest in a decade

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Fire and rehire: How to fight it

UNISON lawyers, organisers and activists give advice on how to fight the aggressive employment practice that’s on the rise

What makes a champion?

Each year, UNISON’s Local Service Champions Awards celebrate the extraordinary work of our local government members. Meet this year’s champion and runner-up

UNISON Scotland banner

Scottish council staff back industrial action

Thousands of local government workers overwhelmingly rejected the employers’ 2% offer

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Harlow refuse workers outside their workplace

Harlow refuse workers call off strikes after improved pay offer

The offer, worth around 9%, comes alongside a commitment to a new collective agreement

Article on the UNISON National site.
Delegates waiting to speak

Conference affirms there should be no profiteering from social care

Local government delegates debate motions on social care and the importance of bringing the entire sector back in-house

Article on the UNISON National site.
Delegates at local government conference

Delegates agree: ‘If our pay doesn’t rise, we will’

Local government conference passes motions on private contractors’ pay, reasonable adjustments and sexual harassment

Article on the UNISON National site.