Category: Schools/colleges/nurseries

‘Stopgap’ attitude to asbestos in schools must end

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.

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Last council-run nursery in borough to close

The last council-run nursery in the borough is to close following a unanimous and un-debated cabinet decision.  Click here to read more.

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Schools Support Staff consultative Ballot

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

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Speak up for schools

Have your say on what’s happening where you work.  Click here to read more.

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Increase college funding to sustainable levels – all students deserve equality!

Please also take a moment to sign and share this petition to get college funding debated in Parliament.  Click here to sign.

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Love Our Colleges – lobby/demo/rally – 17th October

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

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Unions and employers link up to fight for colleges

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. 

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Childcare fees have risen three times faster than wages since 2008, TUC analysis reveals

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.

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Residents fear asbestos exposure at primary school

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.

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Eight out of 10 academies in deficit, say accountants

Academies are faring badly financially, new figures suggest Academy budgets are in an even worse state than those of council-run schools with eight out of 10 in deficit, suggest figures from their accountants.  Click here to read more.

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