Don’t forget to thank school support staff too, says UNISON

The hard work of thousands of school support staff providing emergency care for key workers’ children countrywide appears to have been ignored by the government, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Education secretary Gavin Williamson has written to school leaders expressing his ‘deepest gratitude for the absolutely vital service’ heads and teachers are providing. But the letter […]

Update term time claim – January 2020

  Last week, UNISON’s National Education Officer and Legal Officers, together with the Regional Lead Officer for Education gave a presentation on the legal and practical issues involved in running term time cases. The St Helens term time claim was discussed in depth and the next steps in utilising the full force of the legal […]

Election 2019: What is the best offer for 3.8 million pension-less 50’s born women voting on Thursday?

Thursday’s election offers a defining moment for some 3.8 million women who have had to wait for up to six years for their pension. None of the parties are offering full restitution for the women – which could still be won inthe courts, if the Court of Appeal gives permission to appeal the High Court’s […]