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Reach South have a ReThink

Reach South have a ReThink

Representations from Plymouth in UNISON and other unions have led to the jobs of schools staff in Stonehouse and Plymstock being saved, at least for now Plans at Goosewell have been shelved until at least next year including those to cut wrap around care, and while...

Accidental Covid19 bonus for PAs

Plymouth in UNISON members do all sorts of caring jobs. One of these is Personal Assistant. No not the sort the boss may have in your office, but people who help disabled clients lead their lives more fully. These people’s wages tend to be funded through direct...
Class Sizes Soar in South West

Class Sizes Soar in South West

An analysis released by the National Education Union reveals that, as of January 2020, some 21,250 more pupils in South West are in classes of 31+ than five years ago. In the region’s secondary schools this represents a 41% increase since 2015/16. The attached...

Early years and childcare providers

The Department for Education has issued updated COVID advice for early years and childcare providers. UNISON has a number of serious concerns with it – please see see the links below to read the guidance and our initial response. We will issue further guidance in due...