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Out-of-pocket workers to take on outsourcing giant in legal battle

Workers should not be saddled with debt for years because of the blunders of a company

News, Press release 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.

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.

Covid-19 deep-clean advice for members working in schools

UNISON has been made aware that some schools have been closed as a precaution due to potential risk of exposure to Covid-19, commonly known as Coronavirus. In some instances school cleaners were subsequently instructed to do a deep-clean of the schools. UNISON branches and regions have rightly intervened to stop our members being put at […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

UNISON challenges government’s claim that education staff don’t need PPE

Union raises strong concerns with Department for Education’s latest guidance

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Lessons to be learned by government after limited schools’ reopening, says UNISON

Rushed government reopening plans have led to guidelines on ‘safe’ class sizes being ignored by ​some schools, according to a survey published by UNISON today (Friday). More than one in five (22%) ​support staff say primary schools have operated class sizes bigger than the 15 pupils per group maximum recommended to maintain social distancing. Nursery school ‘bubbles’ – where infants remain in small protected […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Blog: Worth more than a clap

How you can support the campaign for a decent, fair pay rise for all our key workers in councils and schools

Blogs on the UNISON National site.

Local government pay – UNISON statement

Union will continue to campaign for more funding for the pay of key workers in local government and schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Article on the UNISON National site.

Government must explain how school staff and pupils will be kept safe 

Ministers need to work with unions to create safe schools

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Joint union letters issued to all headteachers, MAT CEOs and Local Authorities

UNISON, NEU, GMB and Unite have sent joint letters centrally to all headteachers, MAT CEOs and Local Authorities in England. The purpose of the letters is to show understanding for the predicament they have been put in by the government and to urge them to work with us to only increase pupil numbers when it […]

Article, News on the UNISON East Midlands site.

South East counters national trend as number of Covid-19 related deaths increases

Responding to figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics showing that more Covid-19 related deaths are now being recorded in the South East’s care homes than in hospitals, and that the total number of recorded deaths in the region has risen week-on-week, UNISON South East regional secretary Steve Torrance said: “These latest ONS figures […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Lessons must be learned by government after limited schools’ reopening

More than one in five support staff say primary schools have class sizes bigger than the 15 pupils per group maximum

Article on the UNISON South East site.

UNISON urges co-operation over reopening schools

‘Headline-catching announcements’ are not dealing with the practicalities needed to ensure pupils can return to school safely, says union

Article, News 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.

Launch of Schools Checklist for September

UNISON, along with some of the other unions in schools, has produced a checklist covering all school settings, including special schools. It’ll help school staff and reps have discussions with school leaders about their plans for safe reopening, and assist them in completing a thorough risk assessment that addresses the issues that concern you. 👇 Schools […]

Article, News on the UNISON East Midlands site.