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.
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.
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.
Significant pay boost vital to meet spiralling costs as unions call for at least £2,000 pay rise for local government and school workers.
A joint vision for the future of school support staff has been presented at the union’s school support staff seminar.
A joint-union letter, signed by UNISON, calls on the government to take an urgent interim step and increase eligibility.
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 […]
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.
UNISON, along with GMB and Unite, are to move to a national strike ballot following the overwhelming rejection of the 1.75% pay offer which is another real-terms pay cut for our members.