Member stories

New career framework for TAs – but professional standards still delayed by DfE

A new career development framework for teaching assistants is available from UNISON and NET – the National Education Trust, but the union has expre

New York climate week to test global zeal for Paris pact

NEWS: Climate Week’s diet of low-carbon announcements pep ups December summit as leaders fly in for UN jamboree

Hillary Clinton: I oppose Keystone XL pipeline

GUARDIAN: Presidential candidate says the controversial project is a ‘distraction’ and not in the best interests of climate fight

Climate Home: welcome to our new look

BLOG: Fresh name, logo and front page but same commitment to quality journalism and coverage of global climate politics

Rally for social change in Birmingham

Last weekend, Gertrudes Samson, a Columban Lay Missionary from The Philippines, walked in solidarity with her ‘asylum seeker’ brothers and sisters

It’s Clooney v Blair as ‘climate hero’ Nasheed fights for freedom

ANALYSIS: Amal Clooney faces Cherie Blair as jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed appeals his sentence

CODP issues advice on invasive procedures guidance

New safety standards for ‘invasive procedures’ have been issued by NHS England – and new guidance on workforce issues has been published by the Col

Fossil fuel divestment accelerates as pledges pass $2 trillion

NEWS: Scale of ditched assets enters trillions of dollars, smashing expectations as private firms lead charge, study says

UNISON ‘deplores’ attack on FOI in letter to PM

UNISON is one of some 140 organisations warning against plans to weaken the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act in a letter to the prime minister.

‘UNISON has always stood up for women’

UNISON president Wendy Nichols has written to the Guardian to rebut claims made in an article printed in the paper that the union’s “upper echelons


Member stories

Friends of the Earth England Wales & Northern Ireland:

Thanks to everyone who was able to be there – and for those rooting for us at home.

Columban JPIC:

Julia Corcoran writes: I have had the privilege to spend the last three days in Paris as one of...

John Ray Initiative:

Preaching in Newcastle’s St Nicholas’ Cathedral on 15th Nov, Dr David Golding explained that he...

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