Pupils face schools turmoil over government’s inaction on building safety, says UNISON

Government should have been fixing schools long before start of term

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON lobbies Church of England leaders over pay

Catering staff, cleaners and caretakers are being paid less than the real living wage in church schools

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON demands school meals workers are brought in-house

‘By cutting profit out of school meals, there’s more money for nutritious meals and to level up the pay and benefits of workers’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Education catch-up plans won’t work if teaching assistants and other support staff are ignored

Pivotal roles should be recognised and rewarded

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

School support staff finally included in wellbeing charter

UNISON has signed up to the charter after forcing the Department for Education to acknowledge role of all school staff

Article on the UNISON National site.

Ministers must bring back safety measures in schools, say unions 

Return of face coverings among precautions needed

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Ending school bubbles and isolation will be dangerous, says UNISON

Rolling back safety measures risks spread

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Bring back face coverings to limit school Covid disruption

Education unions issue joint statement

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

DfE stats reveal high level of COVID infections among school staff

Estimates put 39% of teachers and school leaders and 51% of teaching assistants and other staff are working on-site in open settings in the current lockdown

Article on the UNISON National site.

Schools committee raises issues over English testing plans

UNISON meets Department for Education and NHS test and trace officials to discuss the end-of-term announcement about mass testing in English schools in January

Article on the UNISON National site.