Victory for staff as academy chain drops plans to axe jobs

Up to 130 school staff across England would have been affected

Birmingham University strikes cancelled as low-paid workers secure pay increase

Low-paid staff will receive an extra £817 a year

Academy chain’s plan to axe staff could risk school safety

UNISON urges Ormiston to pause process for full consultation

Universities must do more to tackle shocking levels of racism, says UNISON

New report shows horrific examples

Refuse and recycling top public priority for council spending

Poll reveals top public priorities for council services

More than 16,500 schools losing out under new cash allocations for April 2020

Cuts to schools are deeply unfair

Four in five schools worse off under government spending plans

Education unions reveal schools worse off than in 2015

Strike ballot for higher education staff over pay and pensions

More than two thirds of staff rejected offers on pay and pensions during the summer

Billions needed to address jaw-dropping council funding cuts

Funding announced in the Chancellor’s spending review goes nowhere near to solving this

Teaching assistants use own money to fund uniforms and trips to help struggling parents

UNISON survey uncovers how far teaching assistants go to financially support their pupils

Unions call for a 10% pay rise for local government workers

Council staff have paid a heavy price during the years of austerity

College staff need training in handling weapon-related incidents

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, […]

UNISON recommends higher education staff reject ‘inadequate’ pay offer

A pay offer to higher education staff falls far short of the annual rise they deserve as university bosses have seen their salaries soar, says UNISON. The union’s higher education executive has now agreed unanimously to recommend the “inadequate” 2019/20 pay offer from UCEA higher education national employers should be rejected. UNISON will now undertake […]

UK’s biggest academy chain faces vote of no confidence from staff

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 […]

Education unions warn academy trusts over cuts

The UK’s largest academy chain faces a potential dispute with seven education unions over job cuts, low wages and outsourcing.