Social rented housing built drops by 96 per cent......

The number of social rented homes built by the government has fallen by a “disastrous” 96 per cent since the Conservatives took over, Labour warned today.  Click here to read more.

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Housing isn’t a crisis, but an emergency......

National delegate conference backs a range of approaches to tackle the shortage of affordable housing in a passionate debate.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON Conference 2019 – Library volunteers skyrocket to more than 51,000......

The Morning Star reports ““UNPRECEDENTED” levels of cuts have seen the number of local library volunteers skyrocket to over 51,000 since the Tories took power.  Click here to read more.

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Young workers: “You need us and we need you”......

Young members talk about their concerns, their hopes and their achievements at national delegate conference.  Click here to read more.

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Bridging the gender pay gap......

With more than one million women members representing 80% of the union, conference hears how UNISON is at the forefront of the campaign to eradicate the gender pay gap.  Click here to read more.

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Crisis in social work revealed by new UNISON survey......

Social workers say they are no longer able to do their jobs effectively because of years of repeated cuts.  Click here to read more.

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Firefighters launch Grenfell: Never Again campaign......

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) called for urgent action on a range of fire and building safety issues to prevent another Grenfell, launching a campaign with the Daily Mirror. On the second anniversary of the tragedy, action to prevent a similar fire has been wholly insufficient, with little to nothing being done to tackle the structural issues that led to the tragedy.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON launches campaign to celebrate local government workers......

New film will kickstart recognition of overlooked council staff.  Click here to read more.

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Care staff forced to sleep in offices and not wash......

Care staff on overnight shifts are having to bed down at work in offices or on dirty mattresses.  Click here to read more.

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Fire safety flaws at borough tower blocks......

Almost half of council-owned tower blocks in Waltham Forest are deemed by inspectors to pose a “substantial” fire risk to residents… Click here to hear more.

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