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, […]
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 […]
Important points detailed in long-awaited Augar Review of education
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 […]
Pressure on schools and NHS staff to tackle crime is deflecting attention from failure to fund services adequately, union says
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UNISON prepares to defend members as staff are asked to pay the price for funding crises at two universities
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
This is a victory for all low-paid women working in the public sector
Young families across the country are struggling because childcare costs are such a massive drain on their finances.
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National pay offer rejected by two thirds of members in recent consultation
Pay claim for FE staff submitted as survey reveals members struggle to pay the bills