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Blog: Derby – our magnificent members aren’t going anywhere

Our message is clear and my position is the same as our members: the council must negotiate – massive pay cuts for school support staff cannot be the answer

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Derby teaching assistants to take second consecutive week of strikes

General secretary Dave Prentis launches new campaign in long-running dispute over 25% cuts

Press release on the UNISON National site.

The government is failing teaching assistants, says UNISON

Government slammed for dropping the long-awaited teaching assistants standards

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON schools committee update

Find out the recent decisions of your national committee

Article on the UNISON National site.

Government quashes teaching assistant professional standards

News just in suggests the DfE is not going to publish the teaching assistant standards for England

Article on the UNISON National site.

Invite us to your school to help with professional registration

We can help learning support staff in Wales prepare for registration – just ask us in

Article on the UNISON National site.

Stars in our schools – what are your plans?

UNISON has organised the day to celebrate the wonderful work staff like you do every day

Article on the UNISON National site.

New career framework for TAs – but professional standards still delayed by DfE

“Delay to government professional standards document has been a step back for a profession that has been largely neglected by the government since 2010”

News on the UNISON National site.

Your friend at work

A change of boss turned Karen Williamson’s working life upside down. Her UNISON rep, Mary Pearson, helped her find the right way up…

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

This school is ready to celebrate – are you?

This week UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis went to Waverley school in Enfield to celebrate the school support staff

Article on the UNISON National site.

Derby teaching assistants take their pay dispute to Labour party conference

Derby teaching assistants have taken their dispute over pay to the Labour party conference in Liverpool in a bid to win support from MPs and increase pressure on Derby City Council

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘United, we can win’ says Dave Prentis as he joins Derby picket

‘You are the union’ general secretary tells striking teaching assistants in Derby, battling imposed 25% pay cut

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Funding cuts threaten nursery schools, unions warn Greening

UNISON joins fellow unions, charities and others involved in early years education to sign open letter

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

School stars are rising

The build-up to this year’s Stars in Our Schools celebration is under way

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Teaching assistant wins prestigious award

Award celebrates activist who has made greatest contribution to Gateshead branch and its members

Article, News on the UNISON National site.