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Glamorgan decision on learning support registration fees welcomed

Learning support workers or teaching assistants do all those vital but unheralded jobs in our schools

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Government priorities bring no respite for school business managers

Government proposals for schools in England, set out in the Education and Adoption Bill, miss the important issues currently facing schools, says UNISON. The public services union believe that a government obsessed with forcing schools to become academies is failing to address inadequate funding, excessive workloads or helping hard-pressed school business managers to support their […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON condemns cuts to pay for teaching assistants

Threatened cuts to pay for teaching assistants in the North East have been condemned by UNISON. Staff in Durham schools could lose up to £5,000 a year under council proposals to introduce term-time only contracts from September 2016.

Press release on the UNISON National site.

We need to tackle asbestos in schools

More than 75% of schools in the UK contain asbestos – but the government is still dragging its feet over a report on the scale of the problem due last spring

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

Teaching assistants use own money to fund uniforms and trips to help struggling parents

UNISON survey uncovers how far teaching assistants go to financially support their pupils

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

No new pay rise for English school support staff

Mr Hammond’s announced pay rises also cover police officers – but not police staff – in England and Wales, as well as hospital doctors and dentists, though not other health […]

News on the UNISON National site.

MPs call for multi-billion pound education cash boost

Union welcomes Commons select committee report revealing ‘the true scale of the funding cuts to schools and colleges’

News on the UNISON National site.

Plym Academy Trust on strike in pay dispute

Teaching assistants, administration staff and meal time assistants in five Plymouth schools are on strike over pay.

News on the UNISON South West site.

Demonstration to Demand a Fully Funded Education System

A demonstration calling for proper funding for our schools is taking place tomorrow (Saturday 24th November) in Old Eldon Square, Newcastle from 11.00 am.  Our schools need more than little extras promised by Phillip Hammond in the recent budget and Education trade unions together with UNISON are coming together to demand a fully funded education […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Gwynedd council to pay school assistant fees

UNISON Cymru / Wales lobbying sees seventh council agree to pay new annual registration fees for school staff

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

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.