Leicester University security team wins battle against cut to hours and pay

The university drops its plan after magnificent branch campaign, including 100% backing for industrial action

Giving children a voice

UNISON member Karen Brownhill works at St Giles Special School in Derby – and she’s a perfect example of our Stars in Our Schools campaign

Northamptonshire County Council plans are going too far, warns UNISON

Plans to announce yet more cuts and closures to services will leave the most vulnerable people in the county with nowhere to turn

Having the confidence to help

For teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia, a UNISON course to build confidence led to a new role – as a UNISON rep

UNISON speaking up for public services placards tied to railing

Further education: Dispute registered over plans for Nottingham redundancies

Official dispute registered after 385 staff, including some on term-time only contracts, told they are at risk – after the end of term

NHS employers tempted to view apprentices as ‘cheap labour’, warns UNISON

Union will seek to use Agenda for Change to protect apprentice pay and conditions

Derby teaching assistants to take second consecutive week of strikes

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

Derby public backs striking school staff

76% of people who responded to survey about the strike back UNISON members defending their pay

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

Nottinghamshire County Council signs up to Ethical Care Charter

Council becomes the latest to commit itself to UNISON’s standards for homecare, carers and those needing care

Head and shoulders photo of Dave Prentis and striking Derby teaching assistants

‘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

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

School support staff lobby Parliament

School support staff travel from Derby to Westminster to lobby MPs over 25% pay cut

UNISON working ‘tirelessly’ for teaching assistants

The union is fighting to protect the pay of thousands of its teaching assistant members around the UK

School support staff in Derby need your help

UNISON members working in Derby City Schools have lost 25% of their pay, up to £400 per month, and they need your support for strike action.