Durham teaching assistants – who have just one week left to vote for strike action in the long-running dispute over cuts to their pay – are to hold a major rally today (Thursday). Durham County Council is proposing to move teaching assistants to term-time pay, and extend the working week without paying for any extra […]
Friday 7 October 2016 For immediate release Labour council accused of intimidating UNISON teaching assistants in Durham dispute Teaching assistants who belong to UNISON – currently voting on possible strike action against Durham County Council’s plans to cut their pay by almost a quarter – are facing intimidation tactics from their employer, says their union […]
Members in English further education have until 4 November to respond to the consultation on the employers’ ‘first and final’ pay offer
New pay proposal from the county council overwhelmingly rejected: UNISON wil lmove to a vote on strike action, with ballot papers being despatched to classroom support workers early next week
Everyone deserves to go to a good school – regardless of their background or their academic ability. That simply won’t be achieved by stacking even greater advantage and privilege in the hands of a few schools to the detriment of everyone else.
Friday 9 September 2016 For immediate release Commenting on the prime minister’s speech about grammar schools today (Friday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The country may be under new management, but the Conservative Party’s obsession with grammar schools remains the same. “Grammar schools are outdated relics, removed in most parts of the country for very good reason […]
Higher education members will be voting over strike action as a result of a 1.1% pay offer for the majority of staff
If this Tory government really cared about making our country fairer and more prosperous then decent pay for education workers would be one of their top priorities.
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.
Leaders of academy schools are spending taxpayers’ money
More than half of classroom or teaching assistants (53%) across the UK have experienced physical violence at school in the past year, according to new figures published by UNISON today (Tuesday). In addition, three-quarters (76%) of the teaching assistants who took part in a survey for the public service union said they had witnessed violence at […]
‘We all live 12 months of the year’ and need to paid for 12 months, local government conference delegates hear
Commenting on the news today (Friday) that the government has abandoned its plans to force all maintained schools still linked to local authorities to become academies, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “It’s reassuring that ministers have listened to the many arguments put to them and decided against pursing their ill-thought-out plans to force […]
Commenting on the decision today (Thursday) by the Academies Transformation Trust (ATT) to announce jobs cuts and a major restructuring across its secondary and primary schools in the East and West Midlands, and the East of England, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This decision has come as a bolt from the blue, and […]
Government plans to force all schools in England to become academies are just one issue facing support staff