NEU strikes – advice for our school members

We support the NEU strike and we have issued advice to explain how school support staff can help by not undermining the strike. Our members in schools should not be asked, nor expected, to cover for teachers who are on strike.

98% say YES to better terms and conditions at NYCC!

UNISON members working for North Yorkshire County Council have voted overwhelmingly to accept improved terms and conditions which will help to improve recruitment and retention.

Council and school members approve pay award

UNISON members working in schools and local government have voted to accept the pay award for 2022, which is £1,925 a year on all spinal points.

Unions submit pay claim for local government and school workers

Significant pay boost vital to meet spiralling costs as unions call for at least £2,000 pay rise for local government and school workers.

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.

Unions call for expansion of free school meals

A joint-union letter, signed by UNISON, calls on the government to take an urgent interim step and increase eligibility.

Probation staff need a pay rise!

The joint trade unions within the Probation Service have lodged a three-year pay claim on behalf of our members as inflation heads towards 10%.

Research shows schools that stay with the council do better

UNISON has always opposed academisation of schools for a number of reasons, not least that we believe in a fully comprehensive, locally accountable education system and we have always felt schools do better when they are part of their local council. However, in recent years the government has been undermining schools linked to local authorities […]

Schools – UNISON statement on national staffing crisis

UNISON wants the best possible, high quality face-to-face education for all pupils in our schools. However, the government has failed to bring in sufficient mitigations in schools, particularly in primary schools where government guidance on face coverings and testing for pupils does not apply.