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January schools advice

This advice applies to all primary schools, special schools, SEND and early years settings in England. In UNISON’s view, it is unsafe for you to attend the workplace at present if your school is fully opened to all pupils. Our advice is that you should decide to...
UNISON members are Stars at Stoke Damerel

UNISON members are Stars at Stoke Damerel

‘Our principal Anita Frier likes to regularly have the staff at SDCC recognised and this year in particular was important with the time spent adapting to new ways of working and the constant adaptions to everyones roles to fit with COVID19. Staff are able to...

Mass testing in schools – UNISON initial statement

Following the Government’s announcement of mass testing in schools in the New Year, UNISON’s National Schools Committee secured a meeting with the Department for Education (DfE) and NHS Test and Trace, to take place on Tuesday 22 December.  With the additional...

You can leave your App on

NHS Test and Trace app – use in schools A small number of schools have told staff to turn the NHS app off the whole time when they are in schools. This is wrong – Department for Education guidance is clear: pausing contact tracing in schools is only recommended in 3...
2021/22 NJC pay claim: branch consultation

2021/22 NJC pay claim: branch consultation

The UNISON NJC Committee met on 5 October 2020 to consider the contents of the NJC pay claim for 2021/22, as well as the process for consulting members The 2020 pay settlement For NJC 2020, we submitted a pay claim of 10%. The Employers initially offered 2%, and after...

UNISON National Schools Committee Statement – 2 November 2020

Following the government announcement that in England schools and nurseries will remain open during the forthcoming lockdown, UNISON’s National Schools Committee met on Monday 2 November and agreed the following statement: UNISON’s National Schools Committee wants the...