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UNISON member wins prestigious teaching assistant award

UNISON member Kathy Harwood has been named Teaching Assistant of the Year for her dedication to helping children with a variety of health problems

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Essential cover for you at work

Trade unions are there to help: why are they being attacked?

Article on the UNISON National site.

Teaching assistants are ‘vital to schools’, say headteachers

Findings are a testament to the contribution of teaching assistants, says UNISON

Article on the UNISON National site.

We’re so proud of our Durham teaching assistants

They came out in force to show Durham County Council that this isn’t going away, we are so proud of our teaching assistant members in Durham for their strength and resilience during this difficult dispute.

Blogs on the UNISON Northern site.

Durham Teaching Assistants Rally!

UNISON is leading the fight for teaching assistants currently under threat of dismissal and re-engagement by Durham County Council. Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, has given a personal commitment to UNISON members to support them all in the face of this attack. Dave will be speaking at a rally which is taking place on: […]

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

UNISON in schools – what we do and how to get involved

UNISON is the largest union for school support staff and local UNISON branches have been very busy this year, working hard to support members on a wide range of issues in the hundreds of schools, most of which are no longer local authority controlled.  UNISON has been supporting members involved in TUPE transfers, reorganisations as […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Leaked document reveals government ‘concern’ over teaching assistants

UNISON condemns ‘an insult to teaching assistants who are stretched to the limit’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Don’t forget to thank school support staff too, says UNISON

UNISON has written to the education secretary urging the government to show its thanks to all school staff, and to clarify urgently what personal protective equipment they should be using.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON wins legal pay out for 5,000 low-paid women in schools and nurseries in Greenwich

This is a victory for all low-paid women working in the public sector

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘Fair funding’ must also mean sufficient funding, say education unions

Organisations representing school staff, teachers and leaders – ATL, GMB, NAHT, NUT, UNISON and Unite – have updated the schoolcuts.org.uk website after publication of the government’s final National Funding Formula proposals to reflect the funding losses facing each school in England

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Frightened workers self-isolating to protect vulnerable loved ones shouldn’t be punished

Extend furlough and sick pay for those protecting loves ones

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Support staff have little confidence in government school safety plans, says UNISON

An overwhelming majority of school support staff don’t feel reassured by government claims that English schools are safe to open to more pupils from the beginning of June, according to a UNISON survey published today (Friday).

News on the UNISON South West site.

Academy chain failing to protect staff and pupils, say unions

UNISON and GMB make formal complaint about David Ross Education Trust to Health and Safety Executive National academy chain the David Ross Education Trust has failed to consult staff properly on Covid-19 risk planning ahead of a wider reopening of its schools, say UNISON and GMB today (Tuesday). The unions have made a formal complaint […]

Article, News on the UNISON East Midlands site.

UNISON’s Campaign for Safety Reps in Schools Gets off to Flying Start

UNISON’s campaign for union safety representatives in schools has got off to a great start.  School support staff members and local UNISON contacts have begun actively finding out about the union safety rep role.  Within a couple of hours of the launch a teaching assistant in Nottingham, had come forward as a safety rep. Louisa Wass-Griffiths, UNISON […]

Article, News on the UNISON East Midlands site.

Pupil funding still leaves schools worse off than 10 years ago

Government announcement on pupil funding still below pre-austerity levels in real terms

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.