The last council-run nursery in the borough is to close following a unanimous and un-debated cabinet decision. Click here to read more.
Stars in our Schools is organised by UNISON as a celebration of all school support staff across the UK. Click here to read more.
Unions call for more action as 1 in 5 schools found not to be managing asbestos ‘in line’ with government guidance. Click here to read more.
Only 2 weeks to go of the national e ballot of the Schools Support Staff National Consultative Ballot. We are encouraging members to vote. Schools funding is a concern for Unison, teachers, Parents and the effect it is having/will have on Children’s Education and Future. Click here to have your say.
Have your say on what’s happening where you work. Click here to read more.
Please also take a moment to sign and share this petition to get college funding debated in Parliament. Click here to sign.
Further education colleges are an essential part of England’s education system. Whether it’s through top-class technical education, basic skills or lifelong learning, colleges help people of all ages and backgrounds to make the most of their talents and ambitions. Rooted in local communities, they are crucial in driving social mobility and providing the skills to boost local and regional economies.
Colleges matter – to their students, their staff and their local communities. But for too long the vital work they do has been overlooked and underfunded.
That is why trade unions, students and colleges are coming together to call for better funding and fair pay for further education colleges. Click here to read more.
In an unprecedented move, the employers, all the further education unions in England – UNISON, UCU, GMB, ASCL, NEU and AMiE – and students will join together on 17 October to lobby MPs at Parliament for proper funding for colleges. Click here to read more.
Fees up by 52%, compared to 17% increase in nominal wages. Families left with £4,700 annual shortfalls even after government support. Click here to read more.
Neighbours want to ensure children and staff are not exposed to asbestos at a primary school during building and demolition works. Click here to read more.