News Articles From November 2014

Celebrate the stars in our schools

Today is Stars in our Schools day – when we celebrate the valuable contribution that unsung school support staff make to our schools and to our children’s education. UNISON organised the day to celebrate the vital work they do every … More…

UNISON calls for a new housing deal for young people

UNISON has called for “more joined-up” polices to help young people facing high rents in poor-quality housing in the private rented sector. A new report from the union – A new housing benefit deal for young people – reveals that … More…

Taking care in Westminster

Care workers are the invisible members of the UK workforce, the House of Lords heard this week. As UNISON keeps the pressure up for a better deal for these vital workers, Labour’s Baroness Kingsmill moved a debate on working conditions … More…

Second jobs and in-work benefits the norm for school support staff, reveals survey

A survey of more than 15,000 school support staff* from the across the UK has revealed a professional, committed, but demoralised workforce that harbours serious concerns for their ability to adequately support students, unless crucial issues such as workload, job … More…

Thanks for raising £16,000

UNISON raised more than £16,000 for brain injury charity UKABIF during past president Maureen le Marinel’s term, from July 2013 to July 2014. And now the charity wants to thank UNISON and our members for your support. Their thank you … More…

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UNISON welcomes academy trust agreement

UNISON has today welcomed the announcement by Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) that it will not be proceeding with plans to set up a Joint Venture Partnership with a private provider. The AET board had been working with Price Waterhouse Coopers … More…

Urgent: get your MP to back the NHS

There’s still time to get your Member of Parliament to vote for Clive Efford’s bill to protect the NHS tomorrow – and UNISON members joined colleagues from other health unions yesterday to push the case to MPs in person. The … More…

First attempt to regulate zero hours contracts to be debated on Friday

MPs will debate a private member’s pill tomorrow, Friday, to properly regulate and limit the use of zero hours contracts. UNISON has worked with Ian Mearns MP on his bill which is the first attempt to tackle the exploitative use … More…