Working mums aren’t getting the support they should be during lockdown

Tim Roberts looks at the shocking results of new TUC survey on the job retention scheme in his latest blog post

We’ll be glad to see the back of 2020, but we can’t take it easy in 2021

Public service workers have earned their applause this year, says Tim Roberts, but the fight for real recognition goes onc

Social care staff and service users deserve better than this mess

When Covid-19 struck we quickly turned our attention to the social care sector. It doesn’t take any great intellect or foresight to realise that when you’re faced with a virus that hits the elderly and vulnerable hardest, you need to do everything possible to make care homes and domiciliary care safe. Needless to say this […]

Thousands of public services workers have seen the (blue) light

Our ambulance branch proves that it’s still possible to grow in a pandemic, says regional secretary Tim Roberts

Pandemic heroes stabbed in the back

A public-sector pay freeze would send us straight back to the old normal we warned about, says Tim Roberts in his latest blog

Don’t forget the election over here

UNISON members have their own chance to vote, says Tim Roberts in his latest regional secretary’s blog, and it’s vital we all use it

Another decision made with a disdain for evidence

In his latest regional secretary’s blog, Tim Roberts questions the government’s decision to shut down the Union Learning Fund

We’re building on a quarter-century of anti-racism

With Black History Month in full swing, regional secretary Tim Roberts blogs on UNISON’s role in ending racial inequality

Let’s work to stop the new normal being the same as the old one

Regional secretary Tim Roberts explains why UNISON is putting forward a new vision for public services in his latest blog

Almost everyone agrees NHS staff deserve an early pay rise. Now we need to push for one

Tim Roberts looks forward to next week’s 48-hour push for an NHS pay rise in his latest regional secretary’s blog

The classroom is quickly becoming the Covid-19 frontline

Regional convenor Becky Tye takes over the blog this week to take encourage school support staff to stand up for safety

It’s time to turn claps into action

In his latest regional secretary’s blog, Tim Roberts urges us to raise our voices loud for an NHS pay rise

Social care is broken but we have a plan to fix it

In his latest regional secretary’s blog, Tim Roberts sifts through the wreckage of our social care system and finds there’s still hope for something better

Do your bit in the crucial battle for safe workplaces

Tim Roberts turns to the vital role of health and safety reps in his latest regional secretary’s blog

Now’s our chance for a society that works for all

Acting regional secretary Tim Roberts urges public sector workers to grab this chance to shape the new normal