Picture perfect picketing: top tips for picket line photos

Picture perfect picketing. Here’s a few top tips to get the perfect snap. 

Add the ‘Vote Yes for the NHS’ graphic to Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories allows you to add stickers from their library. But what if you want to use a custom sticker to brand your story?

Canva - Creating QR codes

How to create a QR code in Canva

Canva, the ever-popular graphic design platform, has a hidden feature that you need to know about.

Twitter’s carousel cards can now take you to even more places

The update means each individual image or video can take you somewhere different.

Beta testing the new online catalogue

Well, it’s finally happened. Our old online catalogue just can’t stagger on any longer. As a result, we’ve had to develop a replacement in just two months! While we’re confident eventually it will be a much better experience than before, we need your feedback to make sure we get it right.

Create a Twitter Card in seven simple steps

Using this simple Twitter trick can tidy up your tweets and increase your engagement rate. For a long time now Twitter has allowed users to upload videos directly to the platform rather than link out to YouTube (or other video platforms). This creates a better experience for your audience. But what if I told you […]

Speak up for schools – all you need, on your phone

We’re trying something new for the schools campaign and ballot. It’s a new engagement tool for your phone to help you maximise recruitment and ballot participation.

Unions and digital transformation

Digital transformation is not about doing the same things we’ve always done but just doing more of it with new technology. It’s not building an app that replicates your traditional website. It means stripping right back to look at what trade unions look like in the 21st century, and asking what does belonging to a trade union mean?

When members can’t come to you, go to them

This summer, UNISON members successfully secured meaningful pay rises in the NHS; but members elsewhere are getting ready to fight for real terms pay rises and a deal that recognises long term pay cuts. Higher education workers across England are being consulted on their pay offer, with a view to rejecting it. The campaigns run […]

When Digital.UNISON broke (a small part of) the internet

I’m fairly confident this is the first ever news article based on a web pay calculator going offline. A dubious honour, but this is the story of the online world.

Getting digital – union organising

Work patterns have changed, and unions also have to change – if we’re going to organise and support the workers of the future.

Staying safe online

If you’re posting on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram or any other social platform – chances are you’ve received unwanted or even abusive comments – often from complete strangers.

Welcoming members join UNISON online

We think that our workplace reps are one of UNISON’s greatest assets. The support they give members is invaluable – partly because they’re available for members to talk to face-to-face. When a new member joins, workplace reps are around to introduce them to the union. They can answer questions on everything from disciplinary hearings to […]

Improving the experience of joining UNISON online: day one of our design sprint

For five days eight UNISON staff are working together to decide what a future experience for joining UNISON online should look like. Day one focused on a review of how online joining works at the moment for UNISON members and what kind of vision and goals we might set for a new online join experience.

What’s it like being a digital data analyst at UNISON?

I’ve been in post as Digital Data Analyst for 12 weeks now. In that time, over half a million people visited and 1.6 million pages have been viewed on the UNISON website. We’ve had over 33,000 people join UNISON online. Our social media posts have reached over 3 million timelines. We’ve received thousands of responses to […]