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Housing staff suffer thousands of assaults

More than 4,000 physical and verbal assaults on housing staff were reported in 2014 and at the beginning of 2015, it has been revealed. And that is just the tip of the iceberg, as it’s believed that one in three … More…


Thousands petition government over FE cuts

UNISON was part of a delegation that handed a petition to Downing Street this morning (Friday), signed by more than 42,500 people opposed to ‘unfair’ and ‘harmful’ cuts in further education. Christine Lewis, UNISON national officer, further education, was among … More…

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£300 UNISON learning grant for school support staff

Teaching assistants & school support staff can now apply for a Personal Learning  Development Grant of £300 to help develop their career.  More..

UNISON’s NJC pay claim 2016-17

The local government pay claim aims to scrap NJC pay points below the Living Wage & calls for a flat rate increase of £1 per hr on all other pay points. More…

UNISON’s school uniform grant 2015

Members on low incomes can apply for a one-off payment of up to £120 to help towards school uniform costs. Click here to apply by 10 July.