A few more days to shape your union

With less than a week to go in the NEC elections, it is vital that as many members as possible use their vote

A landmark verdict

The conviction of Derek Chauvin must be the first step towards positive change to tackle racial injustice

After a year of COVID, what have we learned?

This week marked a whole year since the country went into lockdown as COVID-19 surged across the UK. In that year, we have seen the government repeatedly mismanage the situation, ignoring the Govt advisory group SAGE warnings until they had no option but to act. Over 126,000 lives have been lost. As the nation fell […]

Light at the end of a tunnel

As we look forward to brighter days where our lives are no longer dominated by COVID, we will be picking up the pieces for many years to come

A milestone nobody wanted to reach

With over 100,00 deaths due to Covid in the UK, the emotional toll will be far-reaching and long lasting, both for the bereaved and UNISON members working through the pandemic

When the government fails them, key workers turn to UNISON

The governments continued mishandling of the pandemic drives many people to join UNISON. We cannot and will not let them down

In a year like no other, thank you!

South East regional secretary Steve Torrance gives his thanks to everyone working over Christmas and the reps who’ve supported UNISON members in 2020

Cummings and goings

In normal circumstances, the political turmoil of a government and their advisors would not be ‘breaking news’, and I wouldn’t feel any compulsion to discuss it. Not so the case of Dominic Cummings. There has never been a more divisive special adviser to the Prime Minister than him.  From the lies that helped achieve the ‘leave’ vote in the 2016 EU referendum, to flouting the Covid national lockdown rules set by […]

Asked to give so much, on behalf of so many

As we head into the second lockdown, I have nothing but admiration and absolute pride in UNISON members

During the biggest economic and employment crisis in a generation, we must save union learning

With redundancies rising, the need to retrain and upskill has never been greater

Too little, too late?

The announcement of a replacement for the furlough scheme this week is welcomed, but have they gone far enough to stop the spread of the virus, and protect jobs?

A mixture of relief and anxiety

It’s back to school, but far from ‘back to normal’ for UNISON members and the wider community

Time to turn clapping into action on NHS pay

UNISON poll shows that a majority support substantial pay increases for the NHS

47 years of selfless service to the union and its members

South East Regional Secretary pays tribute to Dave Prentis, who has announced his retirement in December of this year

Happy birthday NHS, and thank you

The role of the NHS in the Covid-19 crisis has really shone a positive spotlight on our essential UNISON members, who have worked endless hours throughout, caring for others