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University support staff left carrying the can for chaotic start of term, says UNISON

University support staff are calling for managers and ministers to step in to end the Covid campus chaos that's left them dealing with weeks of sometimes violent disruption, says UNISON (@unisontheunion) today (Tuesday).

Government must safeguard thousands of university jobs, say education unions

The job retention scheme should be extended – or another wage support scheme put in its place – to support thousands of university staff, such as catering and security workers who face redundancy, education unions say today (Thursday). 

Government must do more to keep schools open and safe, education unions say

Giving all staff priority testing, reducing the size of pupil ‘bubbles’ and making face coverings compulsory on school buses would help ensure schools can continue to stay open in the coming weeks, education unions say today (Tuesday).

SOAS staff to strike against university plans to cut jobs, says UNISON

Catering, cleaning, security, and student support workers at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) have voted overwhelmingly to strike to save jobs, says @UNISON.

College staff should be allowed to wear face coverings

College staff should be allowed to wear face coverings, says @UnisonTheUnion  Commenting on the government’s decision to allow college students to wear face coverings in corridors in local lockdown areas of England, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said today (Wednesday): “This is a welcome step forward but still leaves a confusing picture. “The focus on learners is understandable but the government has already admitted staff face the biggest risk. In further education institutions that risk is even greater as staff tend to be older.

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