Official picket line placard wedged into the ground. Striking workers can be seen in the background.

More strike dates announced by North Devon healthcare workers in pay dispute

Hundreds of the lowest-paid workers at North Devon District Hospital are to take three days of strike action next month after being denied a pay rise worth at least £1,655.

Wes Streeting backs new National Care Service.

Prospective MPs in the South West urged to back new national care service

General election candidates from all parties across the South West are being asked to support the creation of a new national care service in England.

UNISON members on the picket line in Plymouth.

Plymouth Marjon University workers vote for more strike action

Plymouth Marjon University workers, including maintenance staff, IT technicians, administrators, and library staff, have voted for further strike action.

UNISON members lobby council meeting. They hold flags and placards.

Council workers lobby against cuts to services in Somerset

Cuts to staff and services are on the agenda as Somerset Council meets to plan how to deal with a £87m funding deficit.

Holding new born baby's hand.

Government must double maternity pay so mothers can afford to eat and heat their homes, say UNISON and Maternity Action

The government must increase statutory maternity pay to £364.70 a week so new mothers are not forced back to work too early, say UNISON and Maternity Action today.

Women in public services in the South West repeatedly denied flexible work requests, says UNISON

More than a quarter (26%) of women employed in schools, hospitals, care homes, town halls, police stations and other key services in the South West have had their requests to work flexibly denied.

Mahu people on tapestry.

LGBT+ History Month: Mahu

Daily LGBT+ history month facts from UNISON South West’s resident historian, Mark Everden. Today: Mahu.

Michael Dillon.

LGBT+ History Month: Michael Dillon

Daily LGBT+ history month facts from UNISON South West’s resident historian, Mark Everden. Today: Michael Dillon.

Activists from ACT UP in New York City protest.

LGBT+ History Month: ACT UP

Daily LGBT+ history month facts from UNISON South West’s resident historian, Mark Everden. Today: ACT UP.

Section 28 protestors after House of Lords protest.

LGBT+ History Month: Section 28

Daily LGBT+ history month facts from UNISON South West’s resident historian, Mark Everden. Today: Section 28.

Marlene Dietrich

LGBT+ History Month: Marlene Dietrich

Daily LGBT+ history month facts from UNISON South West’s resident historian, Mark Everden. Today: Marlene Dietrich.

Put pay right and start to solve the NHS’ many problems, says UNISON

A proper pay rise for NHS staff in England this year is essential if there is to be any hope of filling the huge vacancies hole and stopping waiting lists from spiralling, says UNISON.

David Jay

LGBT+ History Month: David Jay

Daily LGBT+ history month facts from UNISON South West’s resident historian, Mark Everden. Today: David Jay.

Jackie Shane

LGBT+ History Month: Jackie Shane

Daily LGBT+ history month facts from UNISON South West’s resident historian, Mark Everden. Today: Jackie Shane.

All we ask is fair pay placards on the Livability picket line in Dorset.

Lively Livability picket line in bid for fair pay

Staff at the Victoria Education Centre, run by charity Livability, bounced on the picket line as they ramped up their campaign for fair pay.