Caerphilly joins councils pledging to pay school support staff fees

Caerphilly council’s decision to pay fees comes as a result of an ongoing campaign by UNISON

Gwynedd council to pay school assistant fees

UNISON Cymry / Wales lobbying sees seventh council agree to pay new annual registration fees for school staff

RCT council to pay school assistant fees

Rhondda Cynon Taf becomes sixth Welsh council to pay registration fees for teaching assistants being introduced in April

Glamorgan decision on learning support registration fees welcomed

Learning support workers or teaching assistants do all those vital but unheralded jobs in our schools

UNISON warns on academies push in new legislation

IPPR report supports union view that Education and Adoption Bill will see resources spent on admin, contracts and legal advice

female UNISON members smiling

Local government pay consultation begins (England, Wales, NI)

Council and school workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland asked to have their say on pay offer

Government priorities bring no respite for school business managers

Government proposals for schools in England, set out in the Education and Adoption Bill, miss the important issues currently facing schools, says UNISON. The public services union believe that a government obsessed with forcing schools to become academies is failing to address inadequate funding, excessive workloads or helping hard-pressed school business managers to support their […]

Screen grab from the stars in our schools website

You were the stars in our schools

UNISON celebration of school workers had a fantastic response

female UNISON members smiling

Local government members to be consulted on pay offer

Employers offer two-year deal of 1% each year, with more for lower paid staff to match national living wage

UNISON condemns cuts to pay for teaching assistants

Threatened cuts to pay for teaching assistants in the North East have been condemned by UNISON. Staff in Durham schools could lose up to £5,000 a year under council proposals to introduce term-time only contracts from September 2016.

Politicians put school support staff in spotlight

Show of support for UNISON’s Stars in our Schools campaign

Schools need teaching assistant standards

Government should let UNISON go ahead and publish professional standards

Time for the stars in our schools

Stars in our schools day is fast approaching – tell us which superhero you’ll be dressing up as

Sixth form college employers make final offer

UNISON consulting members on offer until 27 November (England only)

Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, visiting Bemerton Children’s Centre in Islington, London

Save our children’s centres

UNISON campaign highlights closure of over 600 children’s centres since 2010