Face coverings in schools make staff feel safer​

Face coverings in schools have only been in place for a few weeks​. Lifting this measure before the impact on transmission in schools ​has had time to be assessed would be rash.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

A ‘big bang’ reopening of schools is ‘unnecessary and reckless’, says UNISON

Union says a phased return of all schools and colleges in England from 8 March will protect pupils and staff

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON plans fightback against staff cuts to Sheffield Hallam students’ union

Redundancies facing permanent staff at Sheffield Hallam students’ union will have a major effect on students, and UNISON members plan to fight back

Article on the UNISON National site.

Highlights: Stars in Our Schools 2020

Stars in Our Schools was a bit different this year but it was still a glorious celebration of all that school support staff do for our children

Article on the UNISON National site.

Petition launches to get COVID tests for all education staff

Westminster government’s testing priority list only includes ‘teachers’ for education in England, forgetting the rest of the education team

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

HE employers announce 2020 pay freeze proposal

UNISON and the joint higher education trade unions have expressed say they’re “extremely disappointed” at a proposal to freeze pay for higher education support staff

Article on the UNISON National site.

Education unions agree statement on the safe reopening of schools

Ministers should step back from 1 June target and put safety first

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Unions set out five tests government and colleges must meet before staff and students can return

Cutting corners risk pushing us back to square one

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Don’t forget to thank school support staff too, says UNISON

UNISON has written to the education secretary urging the government to show its thanks to all school staff, and to clarify urgently what personal protective equipment they should be using.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Angela Rayner: rebel with a cause

The favourite for Labour deputy leader tells UNISON’s women’s conference why lifelong learning is key

Article, News on the UNISON National site.