Care passionately about public services and the services our young people deserve. Am actively campaigning to get further education and the careers service the funding it deserves. Other training campaigns am working on is getting unemployed people into work, tackling poverty and inequality. Have experience in all of these areas.
Staff working for councils and in schools are worth more than the 1.75% pay offer put forward by employers after working though the worst of times, say unions representing local authority workers today (Tuesday).
UNISON, GMB and Unite are urging local government employers to rethink their revised pay offer of a 1.75% pay rise (with 2.75% for those on the bottom pay point) for 2021/22 by awarding an increase that will properly and fairly reward council and school support staff.
The introduction of face coverings in schools have made school support staff feel safer. Taking them away when infection rates are still high and rising in some areas would be a mistake, warns UNISON today (Thursday).
Half of school support staff in England have been anxious about the return to classrooms this week, with many fearing measures to keep them safe are inadequate, according to a survey published today (Friday) by UNISON.