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Labour’s plans will improve education for all

Schools are paying a high price for government cuts

Article 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.

Giving children a voice

UNISON member Karen Brownhill works at St Giles Special School in Derby – and she’s a perfect example of our Stars in Our Schools campaign

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Surviving the Windrush scandal

Michael Braithwaite, a school teaching assistant who lost his job due to the Windrush scandal, recalls his fear of deportation

Article, Magazine, moving 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.

New study shows 1,000 Sure Start children’s centres may have shut

‘Children’s centres have been left in limbo,’ says UNISON

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

National Careers Week – the lost art of giving good guidance

It’s National Careers Week – but thanks to years of government cuts, careers advice at school isn’t what it used to be. UNISON thinks young people deserve a better start to their working life

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON disappointed by pay offer for colleges in England

UNISON has today (Wednesday) expressed disappointment at the pay offer put forward by the Association of Colleges. The union believes the offer of a one per cent increase or £250, whichever is greater, will plunge college staff further into poverty. UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This offer is hugely disappointing. It will do […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

How much does it cost to send your child to school

UNISON members can help teaching union NASUWT with its annual survey into the true cost of education for families

Article 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.

The wonderful workers of Waverley school – a day in pictures

UNISON has members working throughout the education system – from primary schools to higher education – but some of the schools our members work in are unique

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

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.

Opposition to government’s forced academies policy increases

Government plans to force 17,000 schools in England to become academies opposed by unions, educators and politicians, including leading Conservative voices

Article, News 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.

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.