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UNISON’s ‘Skills for Schools’ website is a new, innovative, easy-to-use online guide to careers, training and development for staff based in schools. Lorraine Solti, UNISON …

22nd June 2015Read More »
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An exciting but perhaps little known fact about UNISON membership is that members can elect to be a part of the union’s ‘Affiliated Political Fund’ …

11th June 2015Read More »
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UNISON is calling on members to sign a petition to stop cuts to the Access to Work programme. The programme supports thousands of disabled workers to obtain and retain employment. One of the first actions of the new government just hours after winning the election was to look further into …

10th June 2015Read More »
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The UNISON welfare service, ‘There for you’, is once again launching the School Uniform Grant programme for 2015. The union recognises that buying school uniforms …

1st June 2015Read More »
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Barnet Council workers on 48 hour strike over outsourcing threat Barnet UNISON members who still work for Barnet Council will begin 48 hour strike starting on Monday 1 June. The dispute involves coach escorts, drivers, social workers, occupational therapists, schools catering staff, education welfare officers, library workers, children centre workers, …

31st May 2015Read More »
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The National Extension College (NEC) and UNISON are working in partnership to bring high quality training to UNISON members in the education sector across the UK. UNISON members can access free taster courses and get access to a wide range of other courses at a discounted rate. Members can get …

31st May 2015Read More »
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The recent Queen’s Speech introduced a series of bills by the majority Conservative government. Many of these raise union concerns, particularly those aimed at reducing trade union activity. Here’s UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis’ first reaction: “The UK already has tough laws on strikes – there is no need to …

31st May 2015Read More »
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With challenging behaviour from pupils on the increase, UNISON is urging the government to better protect school support staff from violent attacks. UNISON has published …

21st May 2015Read More »
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UNISON West Sussex members in higher education (ie University of Chichester) will be consulted on the employer’s ‘full and final’ pay offer of a 1% pay rise for 2015/16, with higher increases for lower paid staff. That means increases of between 1.1% and 2.6% for points 1 to 8 on …

21st May 2015Read More »
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West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is currently advertising on its website asking for people to become members of the West Sussex Pension Advisory Board. In …

14th May 2015Read More »
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