School support staff want Welsh schools to remain closed to face-to-face teaching for the whole of January and UNISON urges Welsh government to urgently consider, as in England, staying closed until after the February half-term because public safety is at risk with spiralling infection rates.
School support staff will be central to the success of the full return to schools in September and Welsh Government’s operation guidance must reflect this, says UNISON.
Over 70% of school support staff across Wales believe opening schools June 29th is too soon, says the results of a UNISON survey
UNISON Cymru Wales urged the Minister not to overlook the views of the thousands of support staff in planning for schools to re-open to all students
Staff have told UNISON they are fed up at being targeted each year when schools need to make cuts and morale could not be lower.
Each year, predominantly female low paid teaching assistants, cooks, cleaners, receptionists and more, are told by their school they must reduce their working hours or help make other savings if they wish to keep their jobs
For the first time in Wales, school support staff in Swansea will benefit from new guidelines on the administration of medicines to children in their care. Their union, UNISON has said more children than ever in mainstream education require specific health care, yet support staff receive little or no training in this area and many […]
Responding to Cabinet Secretary Kirsty Williams AM’s statement today on how school supply staff will be managed in future, Jess Turner, UNISON Cymru organiser for schools said, “We believe that support staff make up to half of the supply workforce and they will feel the taskforce has completely ignored them with this announcement. To not […]
Neath Port Talbot set to pay as registration fees for school support staff as UNISON campaign continues
Caerphilly council’s decision to pay fees comes as a result of an ongoing campaign by UNISON
Learning support workers or teaching assistants do all those vital but unheralded jobs in our schools