Christina McAnea address the school support staff seminar in Cardiff

Christina McAnea stresses how vital school support staff are

‘If support staff didn’t do their job, you’d notice it’

UNISON members in Northern Ireland on strike

Education workers across Northern Ireland take action for pay justice

‘Education workers in Northern Ireland are not prepared to sit and wait while you sort out all the political problems. Working people need pay justice now’

Labour commit to restore School Support Staff Negotiating Body in England

The shadow education secretary, Bridget Phillipson, has announced the party’s policy to reintroduce the body if they win the next general election

Joint UNISON, GMB and Unite statement on the outcome of their complaint against the NEU

The complaint alleged that the education union had actively sought to recruit school support staff and had intervened in pay negotiations between the three recognised unions

England’s largest academy trust withholding back pay from staff, says UNISON

Many workers at United Learning chain losing out on wages

Low-earning school support staff are paying for pupils’ food, skipping meals and taking on multiple jobs to survive

Survey findings published to coincide with Stars In Our Schools

Sarah Sammon (UNISON teaching assistant), Catherine McKinnell (MP for Newcastle North) and Lynne Wade (UNISON teaching assistant)

MPs celebrate Stars in our Schools at parliamentary drop-in

The event gave MPs the chance to celebrate support staff, as well as talk to UNISON members about the issues being faced in schools

busy classroom with children sitting on the floor

UNISON and Labour highlight the importance of school support staff

A joint vision for the future of school support staff has been presented at the union’s school support staff seminar

Photo from above, without head, of a young girl in school uniform

UNISON backs councils’ attempt to close schools amid COVID spike

‘The surge in cases in our schools is extremely concerning … Enough is enough’

UNISON calls for government to prioritise staff safety before re-opening schools

Suggestions that the government in England is considering reopening schools has caused huge anxiety amongst school staff and parents

From school star to star MP

Fledgling MP Rosie Duffield has a very personal reason for supporting UNISON’s Stars in our Schools celebrations

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

UNISON urges Ormiston to pause process for full consultation

UNISON campaigning for a living wage graphic

School staff win living wage

Lowest paid support staff receive at least £9 an hour in Cheshire West from the start of this month

Blog: Thank you school support staff – without you schools couldn’t function

On behalf of UNISON’s 1.3 million members, I want to take this opportunity to thank school support staff for everything you’ve done for our nation’s children this year.

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