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Add your name to the call to save nursery school funding

Sign the petition to parliament and help make sure nursery schools in England are properly funded

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Higher education members vote on strike action over pay

Higher education members will be voting over strike action as a result of a 1.1% pay offer for the majority of staff

Article on the UNISON National site.

School support staff facing high levels of violence and abuse, says UNISON

More than half of classroom or teaching assistants (53%) across the UK have experienced physical violence at school in the past year, according to new figures published by UNISON today (Tuesday). In addition, three-quarters (76%) of the teaching assistants who took part in a survey for the public service union said they had witnessed violence at […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

All schools ‘should get the funds they need for success’

UNISON warns against ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ as government launches consultation on a new English school funding formula

Article on the UNISON National site.

Catholic Church and UNISON reaffirm commitment to the Living Wage in schools

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has today reiterated the Church’s commitment to the Living Wage. A growing number of Catholic schools already pay the living wage to thousands of teaching assistants, catering and school support staff. The move comes following a joint campaign with UNISON – the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON secures employment tribunal win for careers advisers

UNISON has won a hard fought victory for workers in the careers service against Prospects Limited

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes an end to speculation that free school meals face the axe

Free school meals are a ‘lifeline’ to many families

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

College staff need training in handling weapon-related incidents

Staff and students have suffered serious injuries as a result of offensive weapons being brought into colleges, according to a UNISON survey published today (Tuesday). Machetes, hammers, metal bars and even a gun are among the items either recovered or that have been used in pupil-on-pupil assaults, gang attacks or in violent incidents against staff, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Labour’s plans will improve education for all

Schools are paying a high price for government cuts

Article on the UNISON National site.

A win-win opportunity

UNISON learning reps from across the South East region gathered in Guildford for a network day earlier this month. Vicki Gibbs, Area Organiser for education and equalities, organised the event, and spoke about the ‘many joys’ of lifelong learning. The learning reps discussed their experiences so far.  Presenting learning as a ‘win-win’ opportunity for employers […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

Education unions’ plea to include all schools staff in priority testing

Eight education unions representing thousands of school employees across Wales jointly wrote to Welsh government urging it to include the whole school workforce as a priority group for tests

Uncategorized on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Over 100 new activists trained during COVID-19 pandemic

Zooming into homes across the South West, our regional education team have trained 107 new workplace representatives so far this year.

News on the UNISON South West site.