School support staff are using their own money to help pay for pupils’ food and clothing, even though many are struggling to cope with the cost-of-living crisis themselves, says UNISON today (Friday).
‘We now have the absurd situation of government departments ringing schools days before term begins, telling them to prepare for potential building closures’
More than a third of a million council and school support staff across England and Wales will begin voting today (Tuesday) on whether to strike over pay.
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 […]
Cleaners and catering staff at two schools in Dorset are facing an uncertain future as Aspirations Academy Trust push through plans to outsource their employment to private contractors.
Half of school support staff in England have been anxious about the return to classrooms this week, with many fearing measures to keep them safe are inadequate, according to a survey published today (Friday) by UNISON.
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Parents and staff are still confused over the wearing of face coverings in schools, says UNISON. The union has now written to secretary of state for education Gavin Williamson urging him to allow all school staff to be allowed to wear face coverings if they choose. UNISON also supports calls to let pupils wear face coverings too, given emerging evidence […]
An overwhelming majority of school support staff don’t feel reassured by government claims that English schools are safe to open to more pupils from the beginning of June, according to a UNISON survey published today (Friday).
Ministers should step back from 1 June target and put safety first.
Teaching assistants, administration staff and meal time assistants in five Plymouth schools are on strike over pay.
With Golden Time under threat, students from Pennycross Primary in Plymouth staged a protest with the help of UNISON.