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Low-paid workers protest at UCL’s ‘callous’ employment system

Hundreds of UCL cleaners, porters, security officers and catering staff will demand their outsourced jobs be returned to the university, so workers doing the same jobs receive the same pay, pension and annual leave, says UNISON today (Thursday). This afternoon (from 1pm to 3pm) support staff from across UCL will gather outside the university’s main […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON signs up to the valued worker scheme with Blyth Valley Academy

The scheme is a set of commitments to treat all employees fairly.

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Education unions’ agree statement on the safe reopening of schools

Ministers should step back from 1 June target and put safety first.

News on the UNISON South West site.

Unions set out five tests government and colleges must meet before staff and students can return

Cutting corners risk pushing us back to square one

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Demonstration to Demand a Fully Funded Education System

A demonstration calling for proper funding for our schools is taking place tomorrow (Saturday 24th November) in Old Eldon Square, Newcastle from 11.00 am.  Our schools need more than little extras promised by Phillip Hammond in the recent budget and Education trade unions together with UNISON are coming together to demand a fully funded education […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Funding for our Future: a new learning grant scheme for UNISON South East low paid women members and activists

UNISON is a union of women, over 1 million of them working across the public and private sectors delivering quality public services. Our women members are in all professions, catering assistants, nurses, midday supervisors, librarians, cleaners, social workers and cooks amongst a wide variety of jobs. A large proportion of our women members are low […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Tax cut for higher earners is absurd after years of austerity

Commenting on the announcement from Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson that he would cut taxes for higher earners, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Boris Johnson has confirmed he cares about the wealthy few, rather than everyone who relies on public services. A cash giveaway for the richest earners is absurd after 10 years of brutal austerity that […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Education unions warn academy trusts over cuts

The UK’s largest academy chain faces a potential dispute with seven education unions over job cuts, low wages and outsourcing.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON cautiously welcomes government’s school funding rethink

Union welcomes rethink from original proposal but warns that many schools will still struggle

Article on the UNISON National site.

Unions issue final warning to school academy chain over cutbacks

An academy chain with schools in the East Midlands and Yorkshire & Humberside is facing possible action from eight education unions over plans to axe support staff. The unions – representing headteachers, teachers, teaching assistants and school support staff – have issued the David Ross Education Trust (DRET) with a final warning after the failure […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Further education pay rises agreed in England and Wales

Consultations see members agree pay rises for 2016/17 in both countries – UNISON calls on colleges in England to implement Association of Colleges offer as soon as possible

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Schools to close as Durham teaching assistants take second two-day strike action

More than 100 primary schools across County Durham will be affected tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday as teaching assistants strike for a second time in a long-running dispute over cuts to their pay. School support staff plan to protest at dozens of picket lines across the county over the two days. This will mean the closure […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

FE consultation on English employers’ offer now open

Members in English further education have until 4 November to respond to the consultation on the employers’ ‘first and final’ pay offer

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

English college review risks jobs and closures, warns union

‘Area-based reviews’ part of restructuring plans for post-16 education prompted by ‘the need to cut public expenditure’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Tackling unfair term-time contracts

UNISON calls for review of school support staff contracts that can cut pay by 20%

Article, News on the UNISON National site.