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Former professional footballers come together to launch Show Racism the Red Card annual school competition

Former footballers will come together later today (Monday) to launch the annual Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) school competition, which takes place next April.

Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable students at risk

School support staff regularly go home worried about pupils’ welfare, safety and emotional state after discussing issues such as grooming, gangs, domestic violence, bullying, loneliness, and sexual abuse with them, according to a survey released by UNISON today (Friday).

University of Manchester staff vote for strike action over pensions raid

Support staff at the University of Manchester have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action over plans to cut and close their pension scheme - 89% voted for industrial action in a consultative ballot organised by UNISON. A formal strike ballot will now open tomorrow (Friday) and strike action could take place in December.    

UNISON wins legal pay out for 5,000 low-paid women in schools and nurseries in Greenwich

Five thousand part-time cleaners, teaching assistants, catering, administrative, school meal workers and other staff working for Greenwich Council are to receive pay outs that could amount to hundreds of pounds, following a five year legal battle over holiday pay, says UNISON today (1 Nov).

Further education cuts threaten sustainability of UK businesses #LoveOurColleges

Responding to analysis by the Labour Party showing that spending on further education and skills fell by £3.3billion in real terms between 2010-11 and 2017-18, UNISON head of education Jon Richards, said:

UNISON calls for new government inquiry into academy chain accused of misusing public funds

The government must launch a fresh inquiry into Bright Tribe following new allegations that the troubled multi-academy trust has misused public money, says UNISON today (10 Sep).

School staff buckling under intolerable workloads and mounting stress, says UNISON

Drastic cuts, staff restructuring and rocketing stress levels are becoming the norm in UK schools, according to a survey of school support staff published today (4 Sep) by UNISON.

Inferior university pension plans must not become the norm, says UNISON

Support staff at two leading universities are facing damaging pension shake-ups, UNISON said today (Wednesday). The changes proposed by The University of Manchester and Staffordshire University will mostly affect low-paid female staff such as cleaners, catering staff, and administrators.


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