Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, visiting Bemerton Children’s Centre in Islington, London

Save our children’s centres

UNISON campaign highlights closure of over 600 children’s centres since 2010

Catholic Church and UNISON reaffirm commitment to the Living Wage in schools

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has today reiterated the Church’s commitment to the Living Wage. A growing number of Catholic schools already pay the living wage to thousands of teaching assistants, catering and school support staff. The move comes following a joint campaign with UNISON – the […]

We will back your struggle against these cuts, Prentis tells OU members

Open University staff could be balloted over plans to close seven regional offices and lose 500 jobs

Government’s pledge on free school meals must be honoured

‘Parents will hope this latest assurance is a promise David Cameron actually gets to keep’

UNISON member wins prestigious teaching assistant award

UNISON member Kathy Harwood has been named Teaching Assistant of the Year for her dedication to helping children with a variety of health problems

Your friend at work

A change of boss turned Karen Williamson’s working life upside down. Her UNISON rep, Mary Pearson, helped her find the right way up…

UNISON secures employment tribunal win for careers advisers

UNISON has won a hard fought victory for workers in the careers service against Prospects Limited

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Members reject 0% in FE

Further education members in England reject offer from Association of Colleges in summer consultation

Keep free school meals for infant children: sign the petition

UNISON is backing a petition calling on the government to keep universal free school meals for infant children in English schools

The Trade Union Bill and my job: Alyson’s story

My name is Alyson and I’m a midday assistant in a special school

UNISON welcomes an end to speculation that free school meals face the axe

Free school meals are a ‘lifeline’ to many families

woman holding living wage sign

Rhondda Cynon Taf council set to implement living wage

UNISON campaign wins living wage to low-paid members

New career framework for TAs – but professional standards still delayed by DfE

“Delay to government professional standards document has been a step back for a profession that has been largely neglected by the government since 2010”

Education Bill will silence parents, UNISON warns

Bill would remove requirement to consult parents before forcing schools to become academies

New education authority launched in Northern Ireland

Authority responsible for education, youth and library services