Plym Academy Trust on strike in pay dispute

Teaching assistants, administration staff and meal time assistants in five Plymouth schools are on strike over pay.

Special needs teaching assistant receives compensation after student assault

A special needs teaching assistant from Plymouth who was assaulted after being threatened by a student on multiple occasions has received compensation, with help from UNISON and Thompsons Solicitors.

Pupils protest in Plymouth after headteacher threatens Golden Time

With Golden Time under threat, students from Pennycross Primary in Plymouth staged a protest with the help of UNISON.

UNISON slams Plymouth care firm failing to pay workers

UNISON has branded 1st Call Home Care a disgrace after finding the Plymouth care firm failing to pay workers a month’s wages. The company, which employs around 100 staff across six care homes in Plymouth, claimed the lack of pay was “a glitch”. Despite promises to deal with the issue by the end of Friday, […]

Plymouth branch win regional award

Plymouth branch win regional award

The city’s branch of public service union UNISON has won a regional award for its success in recruiting, training and organising members. Contrary to claims that people have stopped joining unions, membership of Plymouth in UNISON has grown for a number of years. Despite falling numbers of public service staff in the city, the branch […]

Plymouth Residential Care Charter

UNISON pushes for Plymouth Residential Care Charter to fix failing homes

Signing up to a charter on social care would prevent more “inadequate” ratings for Plymouth’s care homes, public service union UNISON has told councillors. UNISON aims to set the bar higher with a Plymouth Residential Care Charter after five residential care centres were told to improve by Care Quality Commission inspections. The Charter lays out […]