Mock up of how the Education Programme for 2024 would look on a mobile device. Held in someones hands.

2024 education programme launched by UNISON South West

An early present for everyone – our Education and Equalities team has just published our education programme for 2024.

UNISON urges government to make schools safe now

‘We now have the absurd situation of government departments ringing schools days before term begins, telling them to prepare for potential building closures’

Low-earning school support staff are paying for pupils’ food, skipping meals and taking on multiple jobs to survive

Cash-strapped school support staff are using their own money to help pupils and their families cope with the cost-of-living crisis, says UNISON today (Friday). A ​UK-wide union survey of more than 6,000 school workers reveals staff – including teaching assistants, catering and cleaning workers, librarians and sports coaches – are buying food for hungry pupils, and contributing towards the cost of […]

Over 100 new activists trained during COVID-19 pandemic

Zooming into homes across the South West, our regional education team have trained 107 new workplace representatives so far this year.

Education unions’ agree statement on the safe reopening of schools

Ministers should step back from 1 June target and put safety first.

Unsung heroes of South West schools celebrated by UNISON

School support staff across the South West have been recognised today (Friday) as part of UNISON’s UK-wide celebration of the invaluable contribution they make to children’s education. UNISON organised the annual ‘Stars in Our Schools’ celebration event to promote the wonderful work school support staff do every day and to make sure the world knows just how […]