Christina McAnea address the school support staff seminar in Cardiff

Christina McAnea stresses how vital school support staff are

‘If support staff didn’t do their job, you’d notice it’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
UNISON members in Northern Ireland on strike

Education workers across Northern Ireland take action for pay justice

‘Education workers in Northern Ireland are not prepared to sit and wait while you sort out all the political problems. Working people need pay justice now’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Labour commit to restore School Support Staff Negotiating Body in England

The shadow education secretary, Bridget Phillipson, has announced the party’s policy to reintroduce the body if they win the next general election

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Joint UNISON, GMB and Unite statement on the outcome of their complaint against the NEU

The complaint alleged that the education union had actively sought to recruit school support staff and had intervened in pay negotiations between the three recognised unions

Article on the UNISON National site.

England’s largest academy trust withholding back pay from staff, says UNISON

Many workers at United Learning chain losing out on wages

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Low-earning school support staff are paying for pupils’ food, skipping meals and taking on multiple jobs to survive

Survey findings published to coincide with Stars In Our Schools

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.
Sarah Sammon (UNISON teaching assistant), Catherine McKinnell (MP for Newcastle North) and Lynne Wade (UNISON teaching assistant)

MPs celebrate Stars in our Schools at parliamentary drop-in

The event gave MPs the chance to celebrate support staff, as well as talk to UNISON members about the issues being faced in schools

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
busy classroom with children sitting on the floor

UNISON and Labour highlight the importance of school support staff

A joint vision for the future of school support staff has been presented at the union’s school support staff seminar

Article on the UNISON National site.
Photo from above, without head, of a young girl in school uniform

UNISON backs councils’ attempt to close schools amid COVID spike

‘The surge in cases in our schools is extremely concerning … Enough is enough’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for government to prioritise staff safety before re-opening schools

Suggestions that the government in England is considering reopening schools has caused huge anxiety amongst school staff and parents

Article on the UNISON National site.