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

EDUCATION / ELC RE-OPENING MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY

THIS IS A COPY OF AN EMAIL SENT TO MEMBERS WORKING IN ELC AND SCHOOLS on February 17th 2021 The ... Read More

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

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Reports, Briefings and Responses

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Early Learning and Childcare 1140 Hours expansion

Response to the Scottish Government Consultation on its programme of trials regarding its commitment to expand childcare to 1140 hours ...
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Petition PE1583 Playground Supervision - Jan 2016

Petition PE1583 Playground Supervision – Jan 2016

Petition PE1583 Playground Supervision - UNISON Scotland submission to the Scottish  Parliament Public Petitions Committee - Jan 2016 Full text ...
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Petition PE1581 School Libraries – Dec 2015

ScotParlPetitionPE1581SchoolLibraries_UNISONEvidence_Dec2015 Petition PE1581 School Libraries - UNISON Scotland submission to the Public Petitions Committee December 2015 Extract UNISON members deliver ...
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Education Scotland Bill Response

UNISON welcomes the commitment to tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. There is clear evidence those children from low income ...
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Childcare Charter

UNISON Scotland childcare charter

Children: Free childcare in the public sector Parents: Expanded parental leave & flexible working Workforce: Fair pay, training & career ...
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Educational attainment gap – Role of the Third and Private Sectors

UNISON welcomes the committee’s inquiry into closing the attainment gap. There is widespread agreement that children from low income households ...
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Educational attainment gap Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce

UNISON welcomes the committee’s inquiry into closing the attainment gap. There is widespread agreement that children from low income households ...
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Education: A briefing for MSPs from UNISONScotland

Education in Scotland is delivered by a whole team of people, not just lecturers and teachers (see box overleaf). UNISONScotland ...
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