Christina McAnea address the school support staff seminar in Cardiff

Christina McAnea stresses how vital school support staff are

‘If support staff didn’t do their job, you’d notice it’

Struggling schools forced to rely on teaching assistants as cheap cover for teachers

Ministers are entirely responsible for the funding crisis that’s putting schools in this impossible position.

General election 2024: Back to school

Shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson speaks to UNISON about her plans to rebuild the education system – and how that can impact on the union’s members

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Champions in Our Colleges logo

MPs celebrate college support staff

Westminster event sets the scene for UNISON’s Champions in Our Colleges celebration tomorrow (Friday 9 February)

Sue Ryles, John McDonnell and Claire Stanhope hold Stars In Our Schools signs

Stars in Our Schools goes to Parliament

School support staff had the opportunity to share their experiences with politicians

Come clean about school risks and invest to remedy problems

Years of neglect and underfunding have worsened the situation, leaving some schools on the verge of collapse.

Members at a Liveability special education school in Poole, Dorset, taking strike action over low pay

Poole education members strike over low pay

Members at the Victoria Education Centre voted for action by 97% in an 81% turnout

Stars in our schools

Twinkle, twinkle: Stars in Our Schools is back

Stars in Our Schools is back, and this year there’s a special focus on early years education. But hurry – the deadline for ordering all your fantastic Stars merch is 6 October

Labour commit to restore School Support Staff Negotiating Body in England

The shadow education secretary, Bridget Phillipson, has announced the party’s policy to reintroduce the body if they win the next general election

UNISON urges government to make schools safe now

‘We now have the absurd situation of government departments ringing schools days before term begins, telling them to prepare for potential building closures’

Boy writing at desk

School budgets reach breaking point, so UNISON members are taking action

UNISON members are writing to councillors to demand fair school funding. Will you join them?

Cuts since 2010 have cost pupils £5,000 each in lost education

Independent analysis, commissioned by UNISON, shows the cumulative effect on each pupil of Conservative cuts to school funding

Joint UNISON, GMB and Unite statement on the outcome of their complaint against the NEU

The complaint alleged that the education union had actively sought to recruit school support staff and had intervened in pay negotiations between the three recognised unions

Sleepwalking into a special educational needs crisis

Chronic underfunding, overworked staff and simply not enough schools – inadequate SEND provision is leaving ‘vulnerable children by the wayside’

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Further education college windows with banners

UNISON welcomes return of further education to public sector

ONS decision means that senior leaders will have to justify big pay awards