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Help a million children get the free school meals they need

UNISON backs Children’s Society campaign against changes to free school meal eligibility in England which could stop up to one million children qualifying

Article on the UNISON National site.

NAO report is a scathing indictment of PFI, says UNISON

The National Audit Office (NAO) report on the public finance initiative provides a scathing indictment of PFI and PF2, and confirms many of the fears UNISON has been raising for more than 20 years, the union said today (Thursday). The NAO says there are currently 700 PFI and PF2 deals in operation, and if no […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Standing up for children’s education

School cuts are affecting children and UNISON will gear up campaigning against them, local government conference vows

Article on the UNISON National site.

Derby Council must use ACAS to reach settlement, says UNISON

Talks aimed at settling the long-running Derby City Council school support staff strike are to be held tomorrow (Thursday). Negotiations through the conciliation service ACAS will happen at the request of UNISON as it seeks to reach an agreement to end the nine-month dispute. School support staff will be staging a sit-in today, (Wednesday) in […]

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON mounts campaign to save jobs at academies in Essex

140 jobs under threat at six schools in Harlow will put ‘the quality of children’s education at risk’ warns union

Article on the UNISON National site.

How much funding will your children’s school lose? Find out here

Search by postcode to find out how much schools near you will lose

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Derby school support staff start week of action

Teaching assistants, school supervisors, admin staff and other support workers striking between 7am and 1pm every day this week

Article on the UNISON National site.

School support staff – the stats behind the stars

School support staff – the numbers

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON pledges campaign for an end to school workers’ term-time contracts

‘We all live 12 months of the year’ and need to paid for 12 months, local government conference delegates hear

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

RCT council to pay school assistant fees

Rhondda Cynon Taf becomes sixth Welsh council to pay registration fees for teaching assistants being introduced in April

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Schools need teaching assistant standards

Government should let UNISON go ahead and publish professional standards

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘Solidarity’s day has come’ says Dave Prentis

UNISON members have a ‘mountain to climb’ on local government pay, the NHS and the welfare state, but are equal to the task, says general secretary

Article on the UNISON National site.

Teaching assistants play vital role in children’s learning

UNISON seeks urgent meeting with Michael Gove after report by right-wing think tank proposes sacking of teaching assistants

Article on the UNISON National site.

Talks continue on school support staff pay

After the rejection of the two options in their first pay offer, the local government employers came back with a final offer in writing on 25 April

Article on the UNISON National site.

Children in schools at risk of exposure to asbestos

Government committee concludes children are more vulnerable to exposure to asbestos than adults – the younger the child the greater the risk

Article on the UNISON National site.