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MPs celebrate college support staff

Westminster event sets the scene for UNISON’s Champions in Our Colleges celebration tomorrow (Friday 9 February)

Champions in Our Colleges: celebrating support staff

‘We’re nurturing the next generation of workers, but we’re undervalued and understaffed’

UNISON people on the Magazine site.
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UNISON welcomes return of further education to public sector

ONS decision means that senior leaders will have to justify big pay awards

FE unions reject pay offer

‘Appalling’ offer from Association of Colleges falls far short of the joint union pay claim

Staff shortages bite in colleges across the UK

Results of a new UNISON survey show the depth and impact of staff shortages in the further education sector

Unions slam college employers over 1% pay offer

A one per cent pay offer is a joke – and not a funny one.

The real impact of online learning

UNISON is concerned that saving money and not the needs of learners or staff is the main motivation as FE colleges move to a mix of online and in person learning

UNISON voices concern at post-18 education proposals

The union sees a missed opportunity in both further and higher education to create a system placing students and staff at their heart

Further education unions ‘outraged’ at pay offer

UNISON says college leaders have broken their pay promises and that pay in the FE sector is ‘simply too low’

UNISON submits further education pay claim

Claim for college staff in England seeks a “full restoration” of the loss to pay in the sector during 10 years of austerity

Unions set out five tests government and colleges must meet before staff and students can return

Cutting corners risk pushing us back to square one

FE workers in England reject pay offer

Working group to look into best way for members to protest at another low pay offer

‘Think again’ UNISON tells government on LGPS plans

UNISON responds to the government consultation on proposals that would allow higher and further education employers in England to opt out of providing LGPS membership for new staff members

Conference agrees to fight changes to the LGPS

Delegates denounce the cynical attack on public service workers’ pensions and warn that other sectors are at risk

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Union issues pension warning for university and college workers

Government plans to allow employers in England to opt out of local government pension scheme are an ‘unwarranted and grievous’ attack on higher and further education staff