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UNISON Celebrates Stars in Our Schools

On Friday 24th November, schools across the South East joined in the celebrations for UNISON’s ‘Stars in our Schools’. UNISON organises this nationwide celebration of the hard work by dedicated staff tucked away behind the scenes of our schools – from cleaners to catering staff, teaching and classroom assistants to technicians,admin workers to maintenance staff […]

News on the UNISON South East site.

Government priorities bring no respite for school business managers

Government proposals for schools in England, set out in the Education and Adoption Bill, miss the important issues currently facing schools, says UNISON. The public services union believe that a government obsessed with forcing schools to become academies is failing to address inadequate funding, excessive workloads or helping hard-pressed school business managers to support their […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Sixth form college employers make final offer

UNISON consulting members on offer until 27 November (England only)

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: West Sussex schools are running out of money – it’s time to fund our schools properly

Since Theresa May became Prime Minister in July, the Conservative Party has spent time and money on educational hobby horses like grammar schools – £200m funding in the Autumn Statement – while under their noses, and on their watch, there are real problems with school funding that aren’t being addressed.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Council’s proposals to slash teaching assistants’ pay are disgraceful

When Durham councillors meet next week, they should think again about this senseless cut. And those councils currently considering similar action should do likewise. For our the sake of our communities, our schools – and our children.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Postcard to George Osborne on Pay justice for schools and local government

A postcard that can be sent to George Osborne, asking for pay justice for school and local government workers.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Thank you school support staff – without you schools couldn’t function

On behalf of UNISON’s 1.3 million members, I want to take this opportunity to thank school support staff for everything you’ve done for our nation’s children this year.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Speak up for your school. Bilingual leaflet.

A bilingual Welsh/English A5 leaflet on school cuts and funding. Offers actions for parents, school staff and the public to campaign against cuts to their local school, and to ask the government for the funding our schools deserve.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Underfunding of schools resulting in increased class sizes for secondary schools in England

New research by the School Cuts coalition of unions (NEU, NAHT, ASCL, UNISON, GMB and Unite) shows that class sizes are rising in the majority of secondary schools in England as a result of the Government’s underfunding of  education. There is a particular problem in secondary schools because of a shortfall of £500m a year […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

What schools need is stability, not constant faddish upheaval

More than 140,000 people have signed a petition against forcing all local authority schools to become academies – why not join them?

General secretary's blog, News 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.

Neath Port Talbot becomes latest Welsh council to agree to pay fees

Neath Port Talbot set to pay as registration fees for school support staff as UNISON campaign continues

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Leaflet on Pay justice for school and council workers

Leaflet outlining the Pay Justice for school and local government workers.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children in the South East at risk

School support staff regularly go home worried about pupils’ welfare, safety and emotional state after discussing issues such as grooming, gangs, domestic violence, bullying, loneliness, and sexual abuse with them, according to a survey released by UNISON today (Friday). The research suggests that across the South East 23% of school support staff involved in children’s […]

News on the UNISON South East site.

Consultative ballot of school members in England to open in January

UNISON has announced that a consultative ballot of school members in England will open on 22 January 2019. The ballot has arisen out of concerns regarding the chronic underfunding of our schools by the Westminster Government and one of the questions on the consultative ballot paper will ask whether members are prepared to take industrial […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.