Member stories

Drinking water and national parks in fracking firing line

In the face of Government further weakening fracking rules, we need to redouble our efforts to keep the UK frack free. ​

The life and times of a low-pay parent

The government’s tax credit U-turn has saved many workers from a huge drop in income. But low pay still looms large for UNISON members.

Local government members to be consulted on pay offer

Local government members will be consulted in the new year on the employers’ pay offer for 2016 and 2017, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Government “trying to pull a fast one” on fracking in National Parks

Climate deal has potential to be “historic” if states honour their commitments

World leaders have signed an agreement that will determine the global response to climate change for the next 15 years

Climate deal makes history

In Paris last weekend, 195 countries agreed a new global deal to tackle climate change.

Thousands rally at Paris climate talks: in pictures

Here are some pictures from a great weekend.  © Victor Barro/Friends of the Earth International  

Refugee Christmas appeals

Branches and activists have asked for union advice on how they might offer practical solidarity and support to refugees this Christmas.

COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

MPs show their support for human rights and the United Nations

At a backbench debate on International Human Rights Day (10 December), MPs reaffirmed the importance of human rights at home and abroad.


Member stories

Columban JPIC:

Parish visit to Our Lady of Beauchief & St Thomas of Canterbury, Sheffield.


Over 17,000 people across Scotland have responded to a Scottish Government consultation urging...

John Ray Initiative:

Martin Hodson suggested that I might reflect on my growing understanding of climate change from...

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