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Government ‘short-changing’ nurses on education and training, says UNISON ahead of Westminster debate

UNISON is urging MPs to highlight the urgent need for substantial investment in education and training for nurses and other healthcare staff.   The call comes ahead of a special debate later today (Wednesday) in Parliament on the future of nurse education funding that, the union says, has been severely hit by cuts.   The […]

Press release 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.

Learning Angle Briefing No9: Using learning to promote well-being at work

Thinking about what you can do to help tackle stress and promote wellbeing in the workplace? Read how ULRs and branches are using learning to promote health and wellbeing amongst members

Article on the UNISON National site.

New Stewards add to UNISON’s strength in Durham and Middlesbrough

UNISON Northern Region strengthened its team of workplace activists with a highly successful Workplace Stewards course held in County Durham. The flexible, modular training course covered the topics of UNISON’s structure, equality issues, recruitment, representation and employment law. The eight talented and committed women members volunteered to become trained stewards to strengthen UNISON within their […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Good Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

The UNISON Bridges to Learning project brought together front-line public service workers in Durham this week. The professional development conference was for UNISON members in the health, social care and education sectors

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Older workers deserve access to training, says UNISON

UNISON urges the government to enforce the recommendations in the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report swiftly.

Press release on the UNISON National site.

A big week for adult learners in the West Midlands

During Adult Learners Week more than 50 UNISON branches have arranged over 90 learning events across the West Midlands region

Article on the UNISON National site.

ONE UNISON branch officer courses

The following branch officer courses, unless indicated otherwise, are available to newly or recently elected branch officers. Please apply by no later than Friday 27 April 2018 using the event application form. Please note you can only opt to do a branch officer course or the workshop sessions, not both. These courses are designed to help […]

News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Apprentices in UNISON with Redcar and Cleveland Council

The North East has been hit hard by austerity cuts and closures of traditional industries such as the Redcar Steelworks. As a result, working people have found it much harder to find decent, well-paid jobs with a guarantee of ongoing training and career development. UNISON has, therefore, been delighted to sign a Local Apprenticeship Agreement […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Return to Learn: Learning and Organising in South Tyneside

UNISON members gathered at a South Tyneside hotel to celebrate their achievement at the weekend residential school which marked the end of UNISON Northern Region’s ‘Return to Learn’ course. The fifteen week course was aimed at UNISON members who had not taken part in formal education for some time or who had not found the […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Academy chain job cuts are a lesson in how not to manage schools, says UNISON

Commenting on the decision today (Thursday) by the Academies Transformation Trust (ATT) to announce jobs cuts and a major restructuring across its secondary and primary schools in the East and West Midlands, and the East of England, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This decision has come as a bolt from the blue, and […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Schools face exodus of support staff over workload stress, says UNISON survey

More than half (52%) of school support staff across the UK have experienced stress, anxiety or depression as they struggle to cope with their workloads, according to a new survey published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Two-fifths (41.5%) of those who took part in the survey said they had difficulty in completing their work, and more […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes free school meals for England’s infants

‘Hot, healthy, nutritious’ school meals are key to a child’s development, says union

Article on the UNISON National site.

Branches take the opportunity to promote adult learning

his week is Adult Learners’ Week, an annual opportunity to celebrate the value and pleasure of getting back into learning as an adult

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON launches apprenticeships programme

UNISON launches scheme as part of its commitment to helping give young people hope for the future

Article on the UNISON National site.