Government’s school funding announcement disappoints education unions 

The government’s funding announcement today (Monday) is disappointing and means a return to smoke and mirrors statements on school funding, say education unions. UNISON, ATL, NUT and GMB have said that whilst any extra money is welcome, it isn’t enough to stop the huge cuts that schools are making. Calculations published on the organisations’ School Cuts […]

UNISON joins the carnival against the cuts

Thousands of parents, pupils, school staff and their unions demonstrated against cuts to school funding yesterday

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

Joint campaign secures protections for school workers

Support workers, teaching staff and leadership unions unite in campaign over threat of redundancies

New regulations for early years first aid training 

Staff in England who qualified after September 2016 need to hold a paediatric first aid certificate, under regulations that came into force last month

A 'school' road sign against a wall

Apprenticeships – coming soon to a school near you

Schools across the UK see an increase in apprentices after the government introduced new schemes, and a levy to fund them, which came into effect last month

A 'school' road sign against a wall

All English schools face real cuts to funding

Latest Education Policy Institute report confirms unions’ warning over effects of new National Funding Formula

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 […]

Derby school support staff continue action up to half term

UNISON video showcases support for six-month action from parents and teaching colleagues

Careers guidance needs professional staff and recognition

Government needs to ‘properly recognise the value of careers professionals’ says UNISON after minister’s speech on service strategy for England

Blog: Derby – our magnificent members aren’t going anywhere

Our message is clear and my position is the same as our members: the council must negotiate – massive pay cuts for school support staff cannot be the answer

Derby teaching assistants to take second consecutive week of strikes

General secretary Dave Prentis launches new campaign in long-running dispute over 25% cuts

Derby public backs striking school staff

76% of people who responded to survey about the strike back UNISON members defending their pay

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