News Articles From February 2015

UNISON the voice of ordinary people, shadow minister tells community conference

“When UNISON speaks, I know that we don’t just hear the voice of a political organisation but of ordinary people – 1.3 million working people.” That’s what Barnsley MP and shadow justice minister Dan Jarvis told UNISON’s community seminar and … More…

Student fee cut welcome to debt-burdened young people, says UNISON

Welcoming Labour’s plans to cut university tuition fees for students attending English universities to £6,000 a year and increase maintenance grants, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The squeeze on wages, booming property prices and growing student debt have made … More…

UNISON welcomes Education Endowment Foundation teaching assistants report

UNISON has welcomed a report from the Education Endowment Foundation that aims to help school leaders get the most from teaching assistants (TAs)*. The report – Making best use of teaching assistants – highlights the importance of high quality training … More…

Student fee cut welcome to debt-burdened young people, says UNISON

Welcoming Labour’s plans to cut university tuition fees for students attending English universities to £6,000 a year and increase maintenance grants, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The squeeze on wages, booming property prices and growing student debt have made … More…

UNISON the voice of ordinary people, shadow minister tells community conference

“When UNISON speaks, I know that we don’t just hear the voice of a political organisation but of ordinary people – 1.3 million working people.” That’s what Barnsley MP and shadow justice minister Dan Jarvis told UNISON’s community seminar and … More…

Rushed regulations won’t help boost living standards, says UNISON

The government has missed the perfect opportunity to encourage private companies to pay their staff the living wage by not taking full advantage of new European guidelines that come into force today (Thursday) says UNISON. New regulations on public procurement … More…

‘We can’t afford apathy’

We are “entering a very important part of the political calendar”, UNISON assistant general secretary Karen Jennings told delegates as the union’s higher education conference opened in Bradford this morning. “It’s the fifth year of austerity … pay and funding … More…

Voluntary code ‘a missed opportunity’

UNISON is warning that the introduction of a voluntary code of conduct for support workers in health and social care in England this month is a missed opportunity. The union wants proper professional regulation for healthcare assistants, which recognises and … More…

Bulletin 2015

Bulletin Newsletter
February 2015

Introducing our Skills for Schools website

UNISON is delighted to introduce Skills for Schools, a new website that will give school support staff a host of information and help about training and career development. The website provides a central hub for information on a wide range … More…