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ULR Carol Wilkinson talks helping members overcome barriers to learning

How long have you been a member of UNISON? I  became a UNISON member 14 years ago when I started working in my daughters’ school as both teaching assistant and midday supervisor, when I moved to EDF Energy I transferred my membership and I was able to be more involved with helping our members within […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

Glamorgan decision on learning support registration fees welcomed

Learning support workers or teaching assistants do all those vital but unheralded jobs in our schools

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Activist Spotlight | Jenny Ford Life Long Learning Coordinator

Jenny Ford, Lifelong learning Coordinator and Joint Branch Secretary, Portsmouth Health branch. Facilities manager for Solent NHS Trust, based at St James’s Hospital in Portsmouth. How long have you been a UNISON member? Gosh I can’t remember! I think around 18 years! How long have you been involved in member learning? The same amount of […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

UNISON helps University of Bath win living wage accreditation

More than 300 staff will gain as area’s second-largest employer makes the move

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Redundancies raise their heads

UNISON prepares to defend members as staff are asked to pay the price for funding crises at two universities

Article on the UNISON National site.

Are you ready for the weekend of action to save schools?

On 21 and 22 April, education staff, parents and children across the UK will be taking part in a weekend of action against cuts to school funding

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Save our nurseries: when the kids went to Westminster

Are these the youngest UNISON campaigners?

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON responds to government’s careers strategy

The government careers strategy is a missed opportunity to pull together an effective and coherent careers service.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Yorkshire and East Midlands academy job cuts mean more pressure on classroom staff, unions warn

An academy chain with schools in the East Midlands and Yorkshire and Humberside has announced today (Thursday) that as many as 40 support staff could face redundancy over plans to cut budgets. The David Ross Education Trust launched a consultation exercise earlier today over proposals to cut nearly £1m in funding from its 32 primary […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Higher education pay – employers make final offer

Higher education employers have made a full and final offer on pay for 2017-18, following the conclusion of pay negotiations

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Derby – our magnificent members aren’t going anywhere

Our message is clear and my position is the same as our members: the council must negotiate – massive pay cuts for school support staff cannot be the answer

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Salford college urged to consult community on cuts

Public meeting calls for local community to have the chance to consider proposals and suggest alternatives

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

New career framework for TAs – but professional standards still delayed by DfE

“Delay to government professional standards document has been a step back for a profession that has been largely neglected by the government since 2010”

News on the UNISON National site.

Your friend at work

A change of boss turned Karen Williamson’s working life upside down. Her UNISON rep, Mary Pearson, helped her find the right way up…

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

School funding cuts could deny children a decent future says UNISON

Responding to government plans to reform school funding UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “Schools that are already underfunded will get much less than they’d hoped for. “Other highly rated schools in better resourced areas will see their budgets cut further still to fund those currently failing. “Good education doesn’t come cheap. Schools need […]

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.