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Your UNISON ballot paper is arriving soon

In May 2022, we ran an online consultation to see what our members thought of the national pay offer for 2022/23. We had a strong response, with 83% choosing to reject the 3% offer. With energy, fuel and food costs rising, your pay should be rising too. This offer is not a fair exchange for […]

March for Moulsecoomb Primary School

Saturday 15 May 9.30am at Moulsecoombe Primary School, The Highway, Brighton, BN2 4PA Moulsecoomb Primary School is again being faced with the threat academy ownership, after previous privatisation efforts were prevented by the successful ‘Hands off Moulsecoomb Primary School’ campaign, a new attempt by The Pioneer Academy organisation are persisting in their plans to take […]

Save One World Nursery

The University of Brighton is proposing the closure of One World Nursery, a service that has been providing education and care for the children of staff, students and the wider public for nearly 40 years. One World is the only remaining nursery operated by the University of Brighton and is widely recognised and respected as […]

Official picket placards

Government exit payment rethink will bring relief to millions of public sector workers

Responding to the government announcement today (Friday) that it is revoking regulations capping public sector exit payments to £95,000, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “It’s great the government has finally seen sense and stepped back from this damaging regulation that threatened to blight the retirement of millions of workers. “Through no fault of their own, long-serving staff […]

Education staff need ​an urgent ​new safety ​plan for schools, says UNISON

Government must explain science behind keeping schools open The government should restrict school and nursery opening in England as in the first lockdown to help bring the national rate of infection down and ensure the safety of pupils, staff and the wider community, says UNISON today (Tuesday). The union has also called on the government […]

COVID Response Fund

Our COVID response fund – helping members through the pandemic