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

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.

Feel undervalued? Tell us more

Please take part in our survey on support staff in public services

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School meals – tell us your story

UNISON survey launched to find out what school meals staff have to say

Join the Thunderclap for the Stars in Our Schools

Help celebrate our school support staff on social media at noon on 24 November

From school star to star MP

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

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Standing up for children’s education

School cuts are affecting children and UNISON will gear up campaigning against them, local government conference vows

Derby and Durham school support staff bring inspiration

Faced with huge cuts to their pay, these UNISON members fought back

Derby school support staff vote ends 10-month dispute, says UNISON

Derby school support staff have voted overwhelmingly (nine to one) to accept the council’s latest offer, ending a 10-month dispute over pay and working time, says UNISON. Derby City Council had imposed changes last June that meant staff lost up to £6,000 a year, as their contracts were reduced from 52 to 44.5 weeks. Their […]

New offer that could settle Derby dispute to be put to school support staff, says UNISON

Strike action by Derby school support staff is to be suspended following a new offer from the city council, UNISON has announced today (Friday). UNISON will now recommend that its members across the city’s schools accept the offer. That offer will now be put to staff, and if they vote to accept the deal, the […]

Derby Council must use ACAS to reach settlement, says UNISON

Talks aimed at settling the long-running Derby City Council school support staff strike are to be held tomorrow (Thursday). Negotiations through the conciliation service ACAS will happen at the request of UNISON as it seeks to reach an agreement to end the nine-month dispute. School support staff will be staging a sit-in today, (Wednesday) in […]