‘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

Whatever happened to the silly season?

August, usually a time of lazy days and holidays, the silly season and not much happening… but these are strange times and at UNISON, we’re always busy

Article on the UNISON National site.

West Midlands Ambulance Service wins back contract

Bringing the 111 and 999 services together should lead to “real improvements” for both patients and staff

Article on the UNISON National site.

Sandwell council staff celebrate victory in grading dispute

Members in UNISON and Unite had voted 100% to take industrial action before council regraded them

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON branch treasurer’s determination wins fair pay for college staff

‘At first it was gut instinct,’ says Julie Robinson, who challenged an error in how term-time staff at West Midlands sixth form college were being paid

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

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’

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’

Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

All eyes on the metro mayors

UNISON wants to see public services at the top of the agenda during the metro mayor elections

Article, Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

All eyes on the metro mayors

UNISON wants to see public services at the top of the agenda during the metro mayor elections

Pirouetting onto the UNISON stage

Tamar Dixon started out as a dancer, but has since pursued a new passion as a teaching assistant

Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.