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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: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/nov/10/councils-face-crisis-special-needs-education-funding

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.

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.

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.

Glasgow janitors win pay rise as new school year starts

20-month dispute ends in victory for janitors in nursery, primary and ASL schools

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Derby and Durham school support staff bring inspiration

Faced with huge cuts to their pay, these UNISON members fought back

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Joint campaign secures protections for school workers

Support workers, teaching staff and leadership unions unite in campaign over threat of redundancies

Article on the UNISON National site.

Stars in our schools

Join UNISON’s search for the unsung heroes of our schools

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Derby public backs striking school staff

76% of people who responded to survey about the strike back UNISON members defending their pay

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘We must fight for facility time – for our members and for our services’

UNISON president Eric Roberts tells TUC unions must make the case for a system which gets better outcomes for union members and employers

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes campaign day on selective schools

Union warns that Theresa May’s plans ‘risk most of our children being left behind in schools with fewer of the best teachers and potentially fewer resources’

Article on the UNISON National site.

Durham teaching assistants back ballot for strike action over pay

New pay proposal from the county council overwhelmingly rejected: UNISON wil lmove to a vote on strike action, with ballot papers being despatched to classroom support workers early next week

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Celebrate the Stars in Our Schools

Help UNISON and schools across the UK celebrate the often unsung stars of our children’s education on 25 November

Article, News on the UNISON National site.