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Council staff who kept local services and schools running deserve a real pay rise, say unions

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. 

Government must ​reintroduce face coverings to minimise Covid disruption in schools, say education unions

Four education unions representing teachers and support staff are today (Tuesday) calling on the government to reinstate face coverings in schools to limit coronavirus spread.

Face coverings in schools make staff feel safer​, says UNISON

The introduction of face covering​s 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).    

School support staff fear 'big bang' return' to school is a safety risk, says UNISON

 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. 

Christina McAnea is the new general secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest union

Christina McAnea has today (Monday) been elected as the new general secretary of UNISON (@unisontheunion) – the first woman to head the UK’s largest union.

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