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.

Jab or Job?

Some employers are seeking to make it a condition of employment to have the COVID-19 vaccination. Our solicitors explain what your right are in this area,

Dismay as local government and schools pay talks are put on hold

School and local government workers on the frontline of the Covid response are due a pay rise on 1 April, but the employers have put talks on hold until after the local elections in may.

Unions unite for early years rally – 3 February

UNISON has joined up with our sister trade unions to hold a rally for early years on Wednesday 3 February.

High level of Covid amongst school support staff – DfE data

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.

Lockdown? What Lockdown? Unions demand answers on number of children in schools

UNISON and NEU demand answers from Education Secretary about the number of children being allowed to attend schools during the lockdown, and also correct statements he made about our advice to members.

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.