National News

January 15th, 2019

The ongoing chaos over Brexit has – understandably – dominated news headlines for months. Yet as a result, massive failings by this government which affect the lives of millions aren’t getting the attention or the criticism they deserve.

I’ve written before about the government’s...

January 15th, 2019

Have you tried Easy Joiner, our digital tool that that allows you to recruit new members in mere minutes, as long as you’ve got a phone, tablet or even laptop to hand?

It’s even easier than you might think – we rolled it out during our Grovember campaign and now have...

January 14th, 2019

UNISON and other key stakeholders on probation are calling on the government to make probation in England and Wales a publicly owned public service when the current contracts of the 21 private ‘community rehabilitation companies’ end next year.

The Probation Alliance made the call in a...

January 14th, 2019

Four months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, I’ve had biopsies, a mastectomy, lymph node removals, countless scans and blood tests, an imminent death scare and two rounds of chemotherapy.

Today, I’ll be having my third round and by rights I should be feeling terrified....

January 11th, 2019

Responding to today’s High Court ruling that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been wrongly interpreting universal credit regulations, ...

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