News Articles From April 2012

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April 2012

Colleges, staff and students call for pause over college loans

UNISON, the Association of Colleges (AoC), National Union of Students (NUS), and University and College Union (UCU) today (Friday) jointly called for a pause in the implementation of further education loans. The four organisations – representing colleges, students, lecturers and … More…

UNISON warns Government’s changes to tax credits will leave many in poverty

UNISON is calling on the Government to rethink its damaging policies on higher thresholds for working tax credits from Friday 6 April, or leave many couples and their families facing poverty. The union is also calling for an end to … More…

National Career service has a mountain to climb

“The Government’s new National Careers Service has a mountain to climb if it is to deliver decent careers services for young people” said Jon Richards, UNISON Head of Education, on the day that the new service is finally launched (5 … More…

High court success for library services

Local residents in Surrey have today succeeded in a High Court judicial review challenging the decision of Surrey County Council to remove all paid staff from 10 community libraries, leaving them to be run entirely by volunteers. Heather Wakefield, Head … More…

UNISON launches ballot over pension proposals

UNISON is set to ballot its 1,000 members in the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) over the Government’s proposals for a new pension scheme. The ballot will begin on the 3rd April and close on 24 April. Those balloted … More…

Three years of pay freeze no joke says UNISON

Hundreds of thousands of low paid local government workers including home carers, residential care workers, school dinner ladies, cleaners and teaching assistants have been fooled out of a pay rise again this year, said UNISON today (1 April). When staff … More…