UNISON are involved in a long and detailed negotiation with Surrey County Council and Babcock 4S about next years pay and reward settlement for school support staff. This will also include discussion on current terms and conditions and how we are paid in the future. UNISON and the GMB recently signed an agreement (after a ballot of members) with SCC for this year covering all non-schools staff. This included an average 2-2.5% pay award for those who were successful in their appraisals, changes in sick pay and car mileage allowances and introducing some flexibility into contracts.
For last year, UNISON and GMB consulted schools support staff and balloted on a straightforward offer of a 1% cost of living award and 1% incremental rise towards the tops of people's pay scales (for those with headroom). This was overwhelmingly accepted.
To keep up to date regarding this year's negotiations, make sure your school has an elected local UNISON rep who can attend all the reps meetings with SCC and report back to you. They can also feedback your views into the negotiations. If you are interested in becoming a local rep, contact us today.
Nina Boyd is our Convenor for School Support Staff. You can email her here.
This is our latest schools newsletter
Surrey Schools Survey
Every week for the last couple of years, UNISON has been receiving notice of restructures, mergers, staff cuts, TUPE and academy transfers in Surrey schools. The new funding formula threatens to unleash yet another wave of cuts in our schools.
Surrey County UNISON are conducting a survey – aimed at all those with a stake in our schools (Support Staff, Teachers, Parents and Governors) – to find out from you what the real situation is. What is the truth on the front line in our schools?
Please take the time to complete this survey. It should only take a few minutes. We will use the results to highlight any issues which come to light and to campaign for fair funding for education in Surrey.