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Regional School Support Staff Seminar

5 July 2019 10:00am–4:00pm

We welcome you to join us at the Regional School Support Staff Seminar where we aim to bring together Schools Support Staff, to share experiences on work related issues,learn from each other’s experiences, and to help build confidence. On the day you will have the opportunity to listen to some key note speakers discuss important […]

Event on the UNISON Greater London 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.

Campaigning against cuts in multi academy trusts

Campaigning against cuts in multi academy trusts

Media 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 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.

Leaked document reveals government ‘concern’ over teaching assistants

Contrary to the government’s reports of an increase, secondary schools have seen the number of teaching assistants (TAs) cut by 12% since 2013. UNISON represents more than 150,000 teaching assistants in the UK […]

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Pupils protest in Plymouth after headteacher threatens Golden Time

With Golden Time under threat, students from Pennycross Primary in Plymouth staged a protest with the help of UNISON.

Article, News on the UNISON South West site.

Help to get comfortable with numbers

Work in schools and want to brush up on your number skills? UNISON has a partnership to help

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON and Thinking Schools Academy Trust:  Working Together for Wellbeing

UNISON South East was delighted last month to organise two inspirational CPD day’s for over 250 people at the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT). With separate days at Portsmouth and Medway, this was a fantastic opportunity to bring together school support staff from across the trust’s 14 different schools. UNISON organisers delivered interactive, wellbeing-focused workshops […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Grimethorpe dinner ladies save their jobs

Members return to work as redundancy plans dropped after 36 days of strike action

News on the UNISON National site.

Schools forced to cut teachers’ and teaching assistants’ posts to make ends meet

Real-terms cuts to school funding since 2015 have led to a big reduction in the number of secondary teachers, teaching assistants and support staff in England, says research published today (Wednesday) by the School Cuts alliance of education unions.

Article on the UNISON National site.

Local government unions urge chancellor to fund pay

Joint letter to Philip Hammond from UNISON, Unite and GMB calls on him to fund ‘a decent pay award’ for school and council staff in this wee’s local government settlement

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

School support staff have borne the brunt of funding cuts

‘The Chancellor needs to stop snipping away at children’s education and properly invest in their future’

Article, Blogs on the UNISON National site.