About Union News

The bosses have their newspapers and TV stations; we believe trade unionists need a loyal and active voice too.

UnionNews was established in 2011 to report news from the UK’s trade union movement, providing an outlet for workers and their campaigns which is missing from the mainstream media.

We are politically and financially independent.

Tim Lezard* UnionNews editor Tim Lezard is a former president of the NUJ and former chair of the South West TUC. He has been a journalist for 28 years, reporting from Iraq, Palestine, Bolivia, Venezuela and Ukraine. A former editor of The Big Issue South West and satirical cricket monthly Johnny Miller 96*, his work has been published in the New Statesman, Tribune, the Morning Star, Press GazetteĀ and somewhat bizarrely, BBC Wildlife magazine. He currently sits on the NUJ’s national executive and is arts editor of the union’s journal, Journalist. He has written two books: My Tolpuddle and Never Say Die.