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UNISON Gears Up to Fight Cuts in Schools

UNISON Gears Up to Fight Cuts in Schools

Schools consultative ballot (England) update   We have begun work on preparing for our consultative ballot of school members, which will ask members whether they are prepared to take industrial action in response to funding cuts causing job losses, increased workload...
UNISON Calls on Members to Reject Inferior Local Pay Deal

UNISON Calls on Members to Reject Inferior Local Pay Deal

Below is a copy of the letter being sent to UNISON members in Plym Multi Academy Trust Dear Sisters and Brothers Following the TUPE transfer of you school employees from the local authority to Plym Multi Academy Trust, the new employer is not legally bound to follow...
Schools Cuts lead to more Hardship for Low Paid Staff

Schools Cuts lead to more Hardship for Low Paid Staff

Non teaching staff in schools are already some of the lowest paid and are frequently the first to pay the price of cuts to schools funding. The recent Budget did nothing to ease the difficulties schools in Plymouth have balancing their books, despite the money for...
November is Grovember

November is Grovember

To celebrate our 25th year UNISON has become officially Britain’s biggest Union! But this is no time to rest on our laurels. Austerity isn’t over, and in an age of zero hours contracts and “independent contractors” it has never been more...
Breakthrough at Livewell

Breakthrough at Livewell

The NHS (AFC) pay award funding for Livewell (LSW has been at the forefront  of a sustained campaign by UNISON , fellow trade unions and management over the last 6 months or so .  I first became aware of the issue with  LSW   potentially not getting any funding for...