Ceredigion school support workers: “We feel worthless”

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.

Low paid female staff heaviest hit by school cuts

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

Support staff win protections for medicine administration in schools

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 […]

Glaring omissions in education taskforce report

  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 becomes latest Welsh council to agree to pay fees

Neath Port Talbot set to pay as registration fees for school support staff as UNISON campaign continues

Caerphilly joins councils pledging to pay school support staff fees

Caerphilly council’s decision to pay fees comes as a result of an ongoing campaign by UNISON

Glamorgan decision on learning support registration fees welcomed

Learning support workers or teaching assistants do all those vital but unheralded jobs in our schools