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Neath Port Talbot becomes latest Welsh council to agree to pay fees

Neath Port Talbot set to pay as registration fees for school support staff as UNISON campaign continues

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘Our members support our communities every day of the year’

Many UNISON members will be keeping the country going over Christmas and the new year

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

Government’s pledge on free school meals must be honoured

‘Parents will hope this latest assurance is a promise David Cameron actually gets to keep’

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Members reject 0% in FE

Further education members in England reject offer from Association of Colleges in summer consultation

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children at risk, says UNISON Eastern

School support staff regularly go home worried about pupils’ welfare, safety and emotional state after discussing issues such as grooming, gangs, domestic violence, bullying, loneliness, and sexual abuse with them, according to a survey released by UNISON today. The research suggests that across the east of England more than a quarter (28%) of school support […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

A branch education co-ordinator in EVERY branch

UNISON Eastern region’s education and training committee is asking that branches without branch education co-ordinators currently in post look to actively elect into this position at their 2019 AGM. Laura Wilkes, one of our branch education co-ordinators from Suffolk Area Health Branch, enjoys contributing to the vital role. “As a branch education co-ordinator I play […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Celebrating Stars in Our School

Stars in our Schools is all about the fantastic work the support staff does every day and make sure the public knows just how vital support staff are.

Blogs on the UNISON Northern site.

‘It’s our responsibility to kick racism out of our society’

Show Racism the Red Card launches this year’s schools competition at UNISON Centre

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Angela Rayner: rebel with a cause

The favourite for Labour deputy leader tells UNISON’s women’s conference why lifelong learning is key

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Let’s talk self-care – Wellbeing Webinar

Throughout the current Covid-19 national emergency, we’re seeing once more the importance of learning for people’s wellbeing and mental health. UNISON South East’s Regional Learning and Development Organiser, Abbey Dunn, and Area Organiser, Vicki Gibbs, have developed an hour long wellbeing webinar for all members within the South East. It is vital that we look […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Education unions agree statement on the safe reopening of schools

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

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Staffing, safety and vulnerable children must be priority for schools’ return

Responding to plans published today (Thursday) by the government for the full return of schools from September, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “Everyone wants all children to return to the classroom as soon as possible. There are still issues, though, around staffing and safety. “Test and trace must get a whole lot better for social […]

Article, News on the UNISON East Midlands site.

New term, new uniforms – thanks to UNISON

UNISON’s charity There for You has once again helped send hundreds of children back to school in new uniforms – and is encouraging parents to pledge to make the most of the old uniforms

Article on the UNISON National site.

Schools support staff central to safe return to schools

School support staff will be central to the success of the full return to schools in September and Welsh Government’s operation guidance must reflect this, says UNISON.

Uncategorized on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Petition launches to get COVID tests for all education staff

Westminster government’s testing priority list only includes ‘teachers’ for education in England, forgetting the rest of the education team

Article on the UNISON South East site.