The bigger picture

Norway: showing the way

Properly funded public services. A respected, well-treated workforce. A strong relationship between government and unions. No, we’re not talking about the UK

Turkey police squad protecting government against riot - protest fighting concept, military 3D Illustration on flag background

Rebranded Türkiye – still branding trade unionists as terrorists

Turkey may now be Türkiye, but the state’s attacks on trade unions continue. Janey Starling talked to the president of the Confederation of Public Employees Trade Unions

Portrait of Polly Jpnes

Fighting for the right to be politically active

UNISON member Polly Jones was sacked from her job for simply expressing an interest in standing as an an MP. The legal battle that followed has far-reaching implications

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