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No new pay rise for English school support staff

Chancellor’s pay announcement only applies to teachers – and schools will have to find the bulk of the money themselves

News on the UNISON National site.

MPs call for multi-billion pound education cash boost

Union welcomes Commons select committee report revealing ‘the true scale of the funding cuts to schools and colleges’

News on the UNISON National site.

Plym Academy Trust on strike in pay dispute

Teaching assistants, administration staff and meal time assistants in five Plymouth schools are on strike over pay.

News on the UNISON South West site.

NJC pay in schools 2020/21 Bilingual poster.

Bilingual Welsh/English poster to advertise UNISON is negotiating a pay rise for school workers.

Media 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.

Gwynedd council to pay school assistant fees

UNISON Cymru / Wales lobbying sees seventh council agree to pay new annual registration fees for school staff

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Are you ready for professional registration? – Bilingual leaflet

Leaflet for school learning support staff in Wales setting out the benefits of UNISON in the run-up to compulsory registration with the EWC. BILINGUAL.
Minimum order 20.

Media on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Parents fighting to save a Surrey primary school have been thrown a lifeline

Surrey County Council (SCC) has announced a “pause” in the process to shut Ripley CofE Primary School, which until this time last year had 144 pupils. The move comes after concern that officials failed to follow correct procedures during the process. UNISON South East has been working extensively to support affected members at the school, […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

South East Schools Struggling to Cope with ‘devastating’ Special Education Needs Cuts

A new investigation by the Observer has laid bare the growing crisis with special education needs funding – and Hampshire County Council faces the largest overspend in the country; more than £10.5million. Read the full story here:

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Blog: Thank you school support staff – without you schools couldn’t function

On behalf of UNISON’s 1.3 million members, I want to take this opportunity to thank school support staff for everything you’ve done for our nation’s children this year.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Stars in Our Schools branded materials PDF

Visual of all items available for the Stars In Our Schools celebration day (23 November). With ordering details.
There are also downloadable resources at

Media on the UNISON National site.

More than 40% of the UK’s school kitchen staff are in debt due to low pay, says UNISON

Four in ten (41%) school kitchen staff are worried about their pay, with one in five (21%) earning the minimum wage, a new UNISON survey published today (Friday) has revealed.

Article on the UNISON National site.

Figures reveal toll of asbestos in schools

From teaching assistants to teachers to pupils, asbestos in schools is a killer and cuts to school funding can only make the situation worse

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Fair pay now protest day

7 December 2017 11:10pm–10:59pm
England, Wales, Northern Ireland

NJC pay protest ahead of Local Government Employers meeting on 13 December

Event 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.