Schools’ consultation results

UNISON’s national school sector committee has met to review the results of the school ballot.

Results show that UNISON members:

  • overwhelmingly think that government funding cuts are having a negative impact on  schools;
  • almost unanimously want UNISON to continue to campaign on school funding; and
  • a sizeable majority of those who voted would be prepared to take industrial action to secure improvements.

Unfortunately, the national turnout in the ballot was not as high as we would have liked so we will not move to a full industrial action ballot.

We did see however that turnout was very high in the West Sussex branch.

UNISON West Sussex was the top performing county branch in England.

UNISON will re-double our campaign to get the government to increase funding for schools and early years; working with our sister unions, the school cuts coalition, parents, governors and all others who want to see a better and fair funded education system.

Thanks to all West Sussex members who took part in the ballot.

If you don’t have a UNISON rep at your school or academy, find out more about how you can become a rep at your workplace.