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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.

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.

Welsh schools cannot survive without support staff

UNISON calling for support and training for those in vital school role

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Asbestos – how safe is your school? Take the survey

More than 75% of school buildings in Britain contain asbestos. Are you at risk?

Article on the UNISON National site.

Cuts to tax credits – join the UNISON campaign

An average household in receipt of tax credits will lose a whopping £1,350 a year

Article on the UNISON National site.

Make the living wage the minimum wage in UK schools

One in four school support staff describe their financial situation as “struggling to survive” or “difficult”

Article on the UNISON National site.

Union asbestos committee urges release of report

Health and Safety Executive refuses to publish report into contamination at Welsh school

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for action on school children with health needs

UNISON and RCN call for urgent action as survey reveals school support staff being pressured to carry out complex treatments

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON becomes partner in Asbestos – Your Right to Know

UNISON Cymru/Wales has become a campaign partner in the Asbestos – Your Right to Know campaign, which aims to create a central accessible register of asbestos schools in Wales

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON suspends today’s teaching assistants’ strike action

Strike action involving teaching assistants that was due to affect schools across County Durham today (Thursday) has been called off so talks aimed at solving the dispute can take place, says UNISON. The school support staff employed by Durham County Council had been about to take their fifth day of action today, and a further […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Members travel to Downing Street to demand living wage

“That’s not acceptable. If you do a day’s work you should be paid fairly for that. We can’t stand by as local government workers are having to rely on food banks […]

News on the UNISON National site.

WULF: the first nine months

WULF? The Wales Union Learning Fund project. It’s been part of UNISON Cymru/Wales for nine months now, and great things are happening. Project workers Jenny Griffin and Richard Speight explain: We’re continuing to put on courses all over Wales for those working in schools, health or social care. Our current Social Care Programme has seen […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Lessons to be learned by government after limited schools’ reopening across East of England, says UNISON

Rushed government reopening plans have led to guidelines on ‘safe’ class sizes being ignored by some schools in the East of England, according to a survey published by UNISON today. Nearly a quarter (23%) of support staff say primary schools have operated class sizes bigger than the 15 pupils per group maximum recommended to maintain social distancing. The data was compiled from the responses of […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

UNISON gives cautious welcome to COVID-related schools funding

School support staff will have a vital role in bringing pupils ‘back up to speed’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

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

Only 2% of employees felt reassured

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.