Voice: the union for education professionals is an independent trade union and professional association for teachers, head teachers, lecturers; education support staff, nursery nurses, nannies and other childcarers.
Voice's Core Values
The strength of negotiation
At Voice, we believe in the power of negotiation to protect the interests of our members - who never resort to industrial action.
Truly independent union
Our independence from the TUC and non-affiliation to any political party means our thoughts and actions are dedicated to our members
Supporting children, Protecting ourselves
We're responsible for the children we educate and care for, and it's essential that we support them alongside protecting ourselves.
Every member is unique
All of our members are professionals fulfilling an important role in education, early years and childcare, so it's important that we provide a dedicated and personal service, and strive for quality in everything we do.
Voice has welcomed the UCL Institution of Education (IoE) report Provision and use of preschool childcare in Britain, which warns that low pay in the childcare sector could lead to staff shortages in the future.
Voice: the union for education professionals – which represents nursery and school staff – has welcomed Ofsted’s early years report 2015.
Voice: the union for education professionals has paid tribute to Ray Bryant, who died on Sunday 5 July 2015 at the age of 84. With the late Colin Leicester, he founded the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT), which became Voice in 2008.
Deborah Lawson, General Secretary of Voice: the union for education professionals, said: "It is wrong to accuse schools and their dedicated staff of being ‘complacent’ or ‘coasting'."
Voice Scotland, which represents childcare, early years and education staff, has welcomed publication of the report of the Commission for Childcare Reform, in particular its call for a "fundamental review" of childcare funding.