The bigger picture

Councils on the brink

Coronavirus has seriously hit local government finances, but the scale of the problem has been years in the making. Demetrios Matheou and Simon Jackson investigate

Courts get tough on car hire companies

Uber and Addison Lee both lose cases, with significant implications for the gig economy and the status of workers

The second wave

After a year spent fighting COVID-19 on the wards, NHS nurses are ‘running on empty’

Dave Prentis: a life in UNISON

Farewell messages and tributes have been pouring in for UNISON’s outgoing general secretary

Saving the nation

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

Handle with care

A UNISON special feature investigates the state of social care in the UK

Celebrating our local services champions

The people who make our lives better, from dawn till dusk

999 – Inside the hidden world of the ambulance service

The people we never see, behind the emergency service we desperately need

Justice restored

It’s one year since UNISON beat the government at the Supreme Court and forced an immediate change in the law. The case made headlines. Now we can tell the full story of how David beat Goliath. It’s a remarkable, epic tale that spans over four years. And it’s all true.