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

Union welcomes education funding call but expresses concerns

The words are fine, but action and government investment is needed to make Augar review recommendations work

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

Important points detailed in long-awaited Augar Review of education

FE pay ballot results

UNISON members working in 13 further education colleges in England have voted in an industrial action ballot over the employers’ pay offer

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

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Lanarkshire college earns living wage accreditation

Announcement comes as Manchester University becomes 5000th living wage employer and UNISON names and shames colleges over pay

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College workers to vote on industrial action

Members at ‘around 20’ FE colleges in England will take part in nationally co-ordinated ballot

UNISON branch treasurer’s determination wins fair pay for college staff

‘At first it was gut instinct,’ says Julie Robinson, who challenged an error in how term-time staff at West Midlands sixth form college were being paid