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Worcestershire Branch

Griffith House

30 Love's Grove




Tel: 01905 26186


Schools in England are facing average cuts of 8% per pupil by 2020.


Real-terms cuts to school funding since 2015 have led to a big reduction in the number of secondary teachers, teaching assistants and support staff in England, says research published in February by the School Cuts alliance of education unions.


The situation is likely to get even worse, as it’s predicted that 17,942 (nine out of ten) primary and secondary schools in England and Wales will be hit by a real-terms cut in funding per pupil between 2015-19.


Jon Richards, Head of Education at UNISON, said: “Job cuts are disproportionately affecting teaching assistants and support staff in schools across England. As a result there is now a staggering one teaching assistant for 67 pupils in secondary schools. Children with special educational needs and disabilities rely heavily on teaching assistants, so sadly they’ll be suffering the most as a result of these devastating staff cuts.


“The education system is buckling under the weight of funding cuts, which are driving away staff who haven’t already lost their jobs, and jeopardising our children’s future.”


UNISON Worcestershire is aware of many schools where Teaching Assistants posts are being cut and those remaining TAs are being asked to work above and beyond their contracts in order to provide cover. If you are a TA experiencing these kind of problems get in touch with one of our Branch Case Workers for a chat, phone 01905 26186.

Staff Survey

Worcestershire County Council staff survey, Your Voice closes on Monday 26 March. Please don't miss out on the chanceto take part and say how you feel about working for the Council.  It’s really important that everyone working for the Council feels that they can voice their opinions and that they will be heard and listened to. This survey is a key part of that.

The survey is straightforward and only takes 10 minutes to complete. It's also completely anonymous.  Questions which refer to personal information (age, gender etc) are never used to identify individuals. If you complete the survey, you also have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw to win a Fitbit Blaze. Find the survey on WCC Staff Intranet page, Our Space.



Thanks to all of our members who took part in the Consultative Ballot on the Local Government Pay 2018-2020 offer.  We had a really healthy turnout and have submitted our result to West Midlands Regional Office, to form a part of the national response. 

UNISON’s NJC Committee will meet in London on 23rd March to discuss the next steps in our “Pay Up Now!” campaign.  We will let you know as soon as there is news to bring you. 



Consultation on review of WCC LD day and residential services.pdf
Consultation on proposed review of WCC LD day services.pdf
newscast winter 2017.pdf
Latest Branch Newsletter
Newsletter Dec 2017.pdf
UNISON Welfare Newsletter
Worcestershire Unison AGM Report 2018.pdf
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