School support staff in Derby are to take all out strike action for five days starting next Monday (27 February) as the latest talks with the city council fail to reach an agreement, says UNISON. Next week is on top of the two days of action taking place this week (today and tomorrow), during which […]
School support staff will stage a city centre love-in today (Wednesday) to remind shoppers and workers out on their lunch breaks that the pay dispute with the council is far from over. The staff are taking action again this week over changes to their contracts imposed by councillors, which have seen teaching assistants lose up […]
UNISON video showcases support for six-month action from parents and teaching colleagues
76% of people who responded to survey about the strike back UNISON members defending their pay
Last Friday schools up and down the UK celebrated school support staff as part of UNISON’s Stars in Our Schools day
General secretary pledges support as 1,200 Co Durham teaching assistants rally on second day of strike
UNISON is accusing Derby City Council of inflaming tensions and escalating a dispute with school support staff who have seen their pay slashed by up to 25%. The staff – who begin their latest two-day strike today (Thursday) – plan to distribute balloons and stickers to parents and children as part of their good-natured community […]
Durham teaching assistants – who have just one week left to vote for strike action in the long-running dispute over cuts to their pay – are to hold a major rally today (Thursday). Durham County Council is proposing to move teaching assistants to term-time pay, and extend the working week without paying for any extra […]
Help UNISON and schools across the UK celebrate the often unsung stars of our children’s education on 25 November
School support staff travel from Derby to Westminster to lobby MPs over 25% pay cut
If this Tory government really cared about making our country fairer and more prosperous then decent pay for education workers would be one of their top priorities.
Schools affected across the city as 500 protest outside Council House over imposed changes to contracts
Unless the government gets their act together, many of these invaluable public servants will leave their jobs – and their skills and talents will be lost to schools and children alike.
More than half (52%) of school support staff across the UK have experienced stress, anxiety or depression as they struggle to cope with their workloads, according to a new survey published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Two-fifths (41.5%) of those who took part in the survey said they had difficulty in completing their work, and more […]
Government plans to force all schools in England to become academies are just one issue facing support staff