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UNISON signs up to the valued worker scheme with Blyth Valley Academy

The scheme is a set of commitments to treat all employees fairly.

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Education unions’ agree statement on the safe reopening of schools

Ministers should step back from 1 June target and put safety first.

News on the UNISON South West site.

The classroom is quickly becoming the Covid-19 frontline

Regional convenor Becky Tye takes over the blog this week to take encourage school support staff to stand up for safety

News, Regional Secretary’s Blog on the UNISON Eastern site.

The vanguard of the fight against racism

UNISON has always actively challenged racism, and will always do so, wherever it raises its vile head

Article on the UNISON South East site.

The vital glue that holds communities together

I hope this email finds you safe and well ahead of the last bank holiday of Spring. I know that many of you will be working throughout, but for those that are able to take some time off, I hope you manage to have an enjoyable and well-deserved break (with appropriate social distancing obviously!)   I’m […]

Regional Secretary’s Blog on the UNISON South East site.

UNISON’s 5 tests for government before school pupil numbers increase

The decision to increase pupil numbers on 1 June is premature and could put lives in danger, says UNISON

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Mass lobby of parliament against cuts to school funding

Over a thousand parents, teachers, school support staff and head teachers will be attending the School Cuts mass lobby of Parliament this Tuesday, 24 October. They will bring the message to MPs that schools are seriously underfunded, which is having a negative impact on children and young people’s education. This situation must change. The majority […]

Article on the UNISON West Midlands site.

Back to school like never before

With many schools across the UK reopening classrooms this week, UNISON Eastern acting regional secretary talked to activists in Thurrock about going back to school for his latest blog post. The government’s rush to reopen classrooms has been the main front in UNISON’s battle against coronavirus in recent weeks. Many schools have encouraged extra students […]

News, Regional Secretary’s Blog on the UNISON Eastern site.

Teaching assistants subject to ‘truly shocking violence’ at Braintree special needs school

Teaching assistants at a special needs school in Braintree are being bitten, kicked and spat on but managers are doing nothing about the violence, school support staff union UNISON warns today. A survey of support staff at The Edith Borthwick School found that 82% are worried about levels of violence, but only 19% of respondents […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

RCT council to pay school assistant fees

Rhondda Cynon Taf becomes sixth Welsh council to pay registration fees for teaching assistants being introduced in April

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

UNISON calls for government to prioritise staff safety before re-opening schools

Suggestions that the government in England is considering reopening schools has caused huge anxiety amongst school staff and parents

Article on the UNISON National site.

Teaching assistants use own money to fund uniforms and trips to help struggling parents

UNISON survey uncovers how far teaching assistants go to financially support their pupils

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

NJC pay in schools 2020/21 bilingual leaflet.

Bilingual Welsh/English leaflet outlining the new 2020 pay claim for council and schools workers.

Media on the UNISON National site.

NJC pay in schools 2020/21 – poster

Poster to advertise UNISON is negotiating a pay rise for school workers. Available as a PDF download only.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Speaking up for schools

Our consultation ballot is now open, so school support staff can have your say

Article, News on the UNISON National site.