UNISON in Schools

From 23rd September to the 4th October, UNISON will be visiting Academy Schools across the North West to speak to staff about how we can support people working in Schools in an era of cuts and reorganisation.

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About the UNISON Schools Forum

The UNISON Schools Forum brings branch activists and members working in schools together four times a year to work on dedicated campaigns to ensure education workers are recognised and rewarded. Representatives include school meals workers, caretakers, teaching assistants and training officers as well as branch officers and full time schools convenors.

Pam Howard from Warrington Branch and Roger Moore from Manchester Branch represent the forum on UNISON’s national school sector committee, set up to develop the best national pay and conditions agreement possible as part of the Government’s new School Support Staff Negotiating Council being introduced from September 2008.Keeping members informed about the emerging national pay and grading structure and ensuring they have a say will be a key piece of work for the regional schools forum in the months ahead.

The forum is chaired by Cath Baggaley.

Schools Updates

26th September 2013 – LGIU Policy Briefing: School Organisation – DfE consultation and recent advice


18th February 2013 – Anti Academy Alliance AGM Information Bulletin

18th February 2013 – Ofsted Inspection consultation bulletin


Who to Contact

Cath Baggaley (Chair)
Tel:  0161 254 7500
Email: [email protected]

Keith Bradley  (Lead Officer)
Tel:  0161 661 6705
e-mail:  [email protected]