Labour’s plans will improve education for all

Schools are paying a high price for government cuts

School technician cuts put safety at risk

Survey finds growing concern amongst staff

Victory for staff as academy chain drops plans to axe jobs

Up to 130 school staff across England would have been affected

Making sure there are no outsiders

LGBT+ conference hears of the need to inclusive education

Low-paid workers protest at UCL’s ‘callous’ employment system

Hundreds of UCL cleaners, porters, security officers and catering staff will demand their outsourced jobs be returned to the university, so workers doing the same jobs receive the same pay, pension and annual leave, says UNISON today (Thursday). This afternoon (from 1pm to 3pm) support staff from across UCL will gather outside the university’s main […]

New term, new uniforms – thanks to UNISON

UNISON’s charity There for You has once again helped send hundreds of children back to school in new uniforms – and is encouraging parents to pledge to make the most of the old uniforms

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

Government has at last acknowledged public services are at breaking point

But voters should be wary of cynical pledges and gimmicks.

Leaked document reveals government ‘concern’ over teaching assistants

UNISON condemns ‘an insult to teaching assistants who are stretched to the limit’

Landmark UNISON case confirms minimum annual leave for all workers

Court of Appeal ruling has implications for hundreds of thousands of employees

College staff need training in handling weapon-related incidents

Staff and students have suffered serious injuries as a result of offensive weapons being brought into colleges, according to a UNISON survey published today (Tuesday). Machetes, hammers, metal bars and even a gun are among the items either recovered or that have been used in pupil-on-pupil assaults, gang attacks or in violent incidents against staff, […]

Tax cut for higher earners is absurd after years of austerity

Commenting on the announcement from Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson that he would cut taxes for higher earners, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Boris Johnson has confirmed he cares about the wealthy few, rather than everyone who relies on public services. A cash giveaway for the richest earners is absurd after 10 years of brutal austerity that […]

Extra FE spending proposals welcome but report likely to lead to inaction, says UNISON

Important points detailed in long-awaited Augar Review of education

UK’s biggest academy chain faces vote of no confidence from staff

Education unions representing staff at Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) – the largest academy chain in the UK – are today (Wednesday) launching a ballot asking if employees have confidence in the trust’s leadership. The move comes after AET failed to listen to staff concerns over proposed cutbacks and restructuring. The changes will put the wellbeing […]

UNISON condemns government’s violent crime proposals

Pressure on schools and NHS staff to tackle crime is deflecting attention from failure to fund services adequately, union says