Michael Braithwaite, a school teaching assistant who lost his job due to the Windrush scandal, recalls his fear of deportation
The University and College Union (UCU) and UNISON have today (Tuesday) welcomed a U-turn from the Association of Colleges (AoC) over pay talks for staff in further education. At the start of the month the AoC said that it would not discuss a pay claim for 2018/19 while UCU members were still in dispute at […]
Are these the youngest UNISON campaigners?
On 21 and 22 April, education staff, parents and children across the UK will be taking part in a weekend of action against cuts to school funding
‘Children’s centres have been left in limbo,’ says UNISON
New research by the School Cuts coalition of unions (NEU, NAHT, ASCL, UNISON, GMB and Unite) shows that class sizes are rising in the majority of secondary schools in England as a result of the Government’s underfunding of education. There is a particular problem in secondary schools because of a shortfall of £500m a year […]
It’s National Careers Week – but thanks to years of government cuts, careers advice at school isn’t what it used to be. UNISON thinks young people deserve a better start to their working life
Real-terms cuts to school funding since 2015 have led to a big reduction in the number of secondary teachers, teaching assistants and support staff in England, says research published today (Wednesday) by the School Cuts alliance of education unions.
UNISON has today (Wednesday) expressed disappointment at the pay offer put forward by the Association of Colleges. The union believes the offer of a one per cent increase or £250, whichever is greater, will plunge college staff further into poverty. UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This offer is hugely disappointing. It will do […]
Union welcomes rethink from original proposal but warns that many schools will still struggle
UNISON’s higher education service group met yesterday to discuss the higher education employers’ full and final offer on pay for 2017-18.
An academy chain with schools in the East Midlands and Yorkshire & Humberside is facing possible action from eight education unions over plans to axe support staff. The unions – representing headteachers, teachers, teaching assistants and school support staff – have issued the David Ross Education Trust (DRET) with a final warning after the failure […]
Schools across the UK see an increase in apprentices after the government introduced new schemes, and a levy to fund them, which came into effect last month
Higher education employers have made a full and final offer on pay for 2017-18, following the conclusion of pay negotiations