A socially distanced May Day won’t stop us working together for change

There’s a lot to keep us active during this second pandemic International Workers’ Day, says Tim Roberts

A fight for public services is a fight for the good of society

UNISON Eastern activists are setting up campaign forums across the region to drive change, reports Tim Roberts in his latest blog

Every trade unionist should oppose draconian new Police and Crime Bill

The Tories’ proposed new law is an assault on our basic democratic liberties, warns Tim Roberts in his latest blog

We’re not shutting up about pay

Tim Roberts explains why UNISON will keep talking about – and acting on – poor pay in our public services

Next week’s budget could be a turning point for our country

If Rishi Sunak puts workers first on Wednesday he could turn Britain’s fortunes around

This week trade unions are sharing the love

Tim Roberts celebrates ♥️Unions Week in his latest blog

Behind the grim death count are thousands more barely able to keep going

Tim Roberts considers the NHS staff left dealing with the fallout from 100,000 Covid deaths in his latest blog

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