Education Issues Group

Childcare Charter
UNISON’s Childcare Charter
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UNISON represents a range of staff working in all sectors of education. UNISON members are the key workers in early years’ centres and undertake a range of crucial roles in schools, further education colleges and universities as well as the careers advice service. The Education Issues Group (EIG) is where members working in early years’ settings and schools work together to improve the terms and conditions of education members and to ensure that their vital role in education delivery is recognised.

The EIG also campaigns to improve education in Scotland. We enable members to organise and to collate the experiences and knowledge of education staff to influence the wider education policy development process in Scotland. The group responds to Scottish government and parliamentary inquiries and produces a range of papers to keep members informed about education reform in Scotland.

Latest News

Regular deep cleaning vital for a safe re-opening of schools, says UNISON

UNISON the trade union for education staff's response to the First Minister's announcement that schools return from 11 August 2020   Lorraine Thomson, ... Read More

New survey of Scottish education staff calls for PPE, training and Covid-19 risk assessments before more children return to education

83 per cent of education staff are anxious about returning to work or, if they are at work, increasing the ... Read More

Time for the Scottish government to value the work of early years workers, says Scotland’s education union UNISON

UNISON has today (Tuesday) said that the risks outlined in Audit Scotland’s report into the Scottish Government’s childcare expansion plans ... Read More

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Reports, Briefings and Responses

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Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery June 2020

This briefing looks at the recommendations of the independent Advisory Group on Post-Covid 19 Economic Recovery. The Group presented its ...
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Coronavirus Education Staff: Evidence re scrutiny of reopening of schools and ELC settings and associated issues

UNISON’s survey of education staff shows the vast majority are anxious about plans for more children to return to schools ...
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Education Recovery Programme May 2020

The Scottish government has indicated that schools will return on August 11th. Some staff are also currently working in hubs ...
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Evidence: School Counsellors

UNISON welcomes the recognition that children and young people require support for their mental wellbeing. We are concerned that the ...
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Briefing 111: Early Learning and Childcare: outdoor learning

The Scottish government has now published its guide for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare. The government ...
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Bargaining Briefing 106: Devolved School Management Changes

The Scottish government has published new Devolved School Management (DSM) Guidelines on school funding decisions by local authorities. This guidance ...
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Additional Support Needs

This is the latest evidence from UNISON regarding the  Scottish parliament Education Committee's  follow up on its enquiry into support ...
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Futures Winter 2019 Issue 24

The latest issue of Futures focuses on the impact of austerity on public services in Scotland. Download to read about ...
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