Improve local government pay offer or face strike action

79%, or 4 out of 5, of our members working in local government and schools have voted to reject the derisory pay offer, which would be another pay cut in real-terms.

Ending school bubbles will be dangerous

UNISON opposes government plans to remove school bubbles before the end of term.

Branch asks local councillors to support pay claim

We have written to all our district and county councillors to explain our pay claim for 2021 and to ask for their support.

Early Years and Nurseries should be included in partial closure of schools

UNISON says that pre-schools, including nurseries, must be closed except to educate the children of key workers and those who are vulnerable.

LATEST – advice for school members

In UNISON’s view, it is unsafe for school staff to attend the workplace at present if your school is fully opened to all pupils. We have issued advice and guidance about how to inform your Head Teacher of your statutory right not to attend an unsafe workplace,

You are doing us proud! Dave Prentis message to school workers

As we mark ‘Stars In Our Schools’ this year, General Secretary Dave Prentis pays tribute to schools workers.

Extra bank holiday for 2022

The government has announced an extra bank holiday in 2022. Moving the late spring bank holiday will mean a long weekend with Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June becoming bank holidays.

Chartwells backs down on threat to sack school catering staff

Private school meals provider, which also operates in North Yorkshire, backs down on plans to sack 10 school kitchen workers before Christmas following a campaign led by UNISON.

School workers should be allowed to wear face coverings

UNISON says the government should be taking the lead on the wearing of face coverings in schools, not leaving it to individual Head Teachers.

Clearer guidance still needed on face coverings in schools in England

Government should issue new guidance to allow pupils and school workers to wear face coverings if they wish.