Daily Archives: 16/11/2016

Remember, remember, 25 November – stars in our schools......

What do you remember from school?

Of the staff, chances are it’s a teacher, right? But what about the rest of the people that were there?

The teachers weren’t the only ones. While of course they have a vital role, there are so many other professionals that go into a child’s education.

A whole team of people – from IT technicians, caretakers, lunchtime supervisors, receptionists, administrators, teaching assistants and many more – work together to make a great school.

These people have a huge impact on children’s education, but they’re often forgotten. Which is why UNISON organises Stars in Our Schools day, a day to celebrate them. And the day is almost here! Continue reading

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Five tips to avoid overspending this Christmas......

Snow isn’t falling all around us quite yet, but the Christmas ads have started popping up. And perhaps that sinking feeling has too: The panic of having to buy all those presents, who gets what, Christmas decorations, all the food – and breathe!

Don’t panic. We know Christmas can be overwhelming. With members already feeling the pinch of rising costs, it’s concerning that consumer debt saw it’s sharpest spike since 2006 in the run-up to Christmas last year*.

So we’ve put together a few tips to help you save during 2016’s festive season. It’s not much but we hope it helps.

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More than 7m Britons now in precarious employment......

More than one in five workers could lose their jobs at short or no notice.  Click here to read more.

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Save the Human Rights Act......

Every one of us is protected by the Human Rights Act. It ensures our fundamental rights are respected and allows us to challenge authorities if they violate them – but right now it’s at risk. Join the fight to save it.  Click here to sign.

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Social mobility tsar calls for an end to unpaid internships and hits at ‘elitist’ UK......

Radical reform needed of current system which favours children from wealthy families says government body led by Alan Milburn.  Click here to read more.

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SERTUC Pensioners Network OPEN INVITE......

Tuesday 6 December 2016

1 – 2 pm, TUC Congress House.  SERTUC Pensioners Network welcomes Guest Speaker: Anneliese Dodds MEP – The South East’s Voice in Europe (click here for flyer) Continue reading

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Organising migrant and other insecure workers after the Brexit vote – free event......

Tuesday 6 December 2016, 17:30 to 19:00, TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LS Continue reading

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