UNISON wins huge settlement for school meals workers

UNISON forced catering company Dolce to pay workers thousands of unpaid wages after cutting their hours

Government should be investing in schools not banning strikes, says UNISON

Minimum service levels in schools could take away right to strike entirely

Cash-strapped school support staff are paying for pupils’ essentials

Dedicated staff using food banks and cutting back on heating to cope in cost-of-living crisis

Sue Ryles, John McDonnell and Claire Stanhope hold Stars In Our Schools signs

Stars in Our Schools goes to Parliament

School support staff had the opportunity to share their experiences with politicians

Stars in our schools

Twinkle, twinkle: Stars in Our Schools is back

Stars in Our Schools is back, and this year there’s a special focus on early years education. But hurry – the deadline for ordering all your fantastic Stars merch is 6 October

Government must come clean over scale of crumbly concrete in schools

Number of schools with Raac rises to 174

UNISON urges government to make schools safe now

‘We now have the absurd situation of government departments ringing schools days before term begins, telling them to prepare for potential building closures’

Boy writing at desk

School budgets reach breaking point, so UNISON members are taking action

UNISON members are writing to councillors to demand fair school funding. Will you join them?

Rising red arrow on a model of a building on top of a radiator, showing rising heating costs

Energy bills see schools pull back on ventilation and CO2 monitoring

The lack of any government messaging on COVID has also affected the issue

busy classroom with children sitting on the floor

UNISON slates government over school funding shortages

Research reveals that many headteachers in primary and secondary schools in England are having to cut staff, IT equipment, trips and more as the funding crisis bites

Empty school classroom

Unions urge education secretary to extend free COVID testing

No 10’s Living with COVID plan ‘is likely to result in further illness and disruption to face-to-face education’

School meal worker serving children

Low sick pay is leaving school meals staff unable to self-isolate

UNISON has written to the 20 biggest catering companies to urge that they review their sick pay policies in order to help keep staff and pupils safe

Allow schools to close early as Omicron spreads exponentially, says UNISON 

Stopping the virus in its tracks and keeping pupils and communities safe should be a top priority

Government must act right away to prevent disruption in schools, say unions

It’s not too late for ministers to introduce additional measures to protect pupils, staff and their families before Christmas.

New COVID-19 variant: updated guidance does not go far enough, says UNISON

The union is calling on the Westminster government to urgently introduce additional measures to protect pupils and staff in all schools