Decision to keep face coverings is the right move, says UNISON

Important measure to stop infection spread

A ‘big bang’ reopening of schools is ‘unnecessary and reckless’, says UNISON

Union says a phased return of all schools and colleges in England from 8 March will protect pupils and staff

Education unions need answers from education secretary

Safety concerns for staff about increased pupil numbers

Close nurseries to all except vulnerable and key-worker children

Vaccine priority must be extended to nursery and school staff

Ministers must delay school reopening by a fortnight, says UNISON

Goverment must act immediately for primary schools

Reopening delay is sensible to make school mass testing work, says UNISON

Primary opening should also be held back

School catering staff face losing hundreds of pounds a month, says UNISON

Catering firm Dolce must talk with UNISON

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

Government must do more to keep schools open and safe, education unions say

Joint unions for school staff write to education secretary

School staff should be allowed to wear face coverings, says UNISON

Commenting on the government’s decision to allow secondary pupils to wear face coverings in school corridors in local lockdown areas of England, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said today (Wednesday): “This is a welcome step forward but still leaves a confusing picture. “The focus on pupils is understandable but the government has already admitted the biggest risk […]

School staff must be allowed to wear face coverings for safe reopening, says UNISON

Chief UK medical officers’ views show staff need face coverings

Clearer guidance still needed on face coverings in schools in England, says UNISON    

Ruth Levin says government should allow school staff and pupils to wear masks if they want to

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

Jon Richards says test and trace must improve, teaching assistants mustn’t become substitute teachers and vulnerable pupils should be priority

Staff serving school meals to pupils

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

UNISON gives cautious welcome to COVID-related schools funding

School support staff will have a vital role in bringing pupils ‘back up to speed’