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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...

Back to school in September?

Staffing, safety and vulnerable children must be priority for schools’ return, says UNISON Responding to plans published last Thursday by the government for the full return of schools from September, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “Everyone wants all...
Are we leading the recovery or going back to austerity?

Are we leading the recovery or going back to austerity?

Plymouth in UNISON was devastated to be informed that Plymouth City Council will be offering another round of EVRS (a form of voluntary redundancy) to all staff this week. “This is a kick in the teeth for a staff team of people who have worked incredibly hard to...
NJC Pay 2020: consultation of members to begin in June

NJC Pay 2020: consultation of members to begin in June

UNISON’s NJC Committee met on Friday 5 June, to consider feedback from regions and decide on next steps in the NJC pay negotiation process. Despite the recommendation of their negotiators, the Local Government Association have made it clear that they will not approach...