Welsh schools cannot survive without support staff

UNISON calling for support and training for those in vital school role

Stars in our schools

Join UNISON’s search for the unsung heroes of our schools

We need to tackle asbestos in schools

More than 75% of schools in the UK contain asbestos – but the government is still dragging its feet over a report on the scale of the problem due last spring

Children in schools at risk of exposure to asbestos

Government committee concludes children are more vulnerable to exposure to asbestos than adults – the younger the child the greater the risk

‘Solidarity’s day has come’ says Dave Prentis

UNISON members have a ‘mountain to climb’ on local government pay, the NHS and the welfare state, but are equal to the task, says general secretary

Teaching assistants play vital role in children’s learning

UNISON seeks urgent meeting with Michael Gove after report by right-wing think tank proposes sacking of teaching assistants

Make the living wage the minimum wage in UK schools

One in four school support staff describe their financial situation as “struggling to survive” or “difficult”

Union asbestos committee urges release of report

Health and Safety Executive refuses to publish report into contamination at Welsh school

Talks continue on school support staff pay

After the rejection of the two options in their first pay offer, the local government employers came back with a final offer in writing on 25 April

All in a day’s work for… a school cook

Preparing lunch for 100 hungry kids is all in a day’s work for school cook Fay Hart

UNISON says refurbishing schools is a win-win choice

New buildings boost the economy, and can inspire pupils and staff to achieve more, says union

Teaching assistants are ‘vital to schools’, say headteachers

Findings are a testament to the contribution of teaching assistants, says UNISON

UNISON calls for action on school children with health needs

UNISON and RCN call for urgent action as survey reveals school support staff being pressured to carry out complex treatments

UNISON becomes partner in Asbestos – Your Right to Know

UNISON Cymru/Wales has become a campaign partner in the Asbestos – Your Right to Know campaign, which aims to create a central accessible register of asbestos schools in Wales