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: the union for education professionals – which represents teachers, lecturers, headteachers, and education support, nursery and childcare staff – has welcomed the announcement of a consultation on school funding but expressed concern about the lack of real investment in education and childcare in the 2015 Spending Review.
A survey of nursery workers across the UK has revealed that “highly-skilled” childcarers’ qualifications and experience are valued and rewarded through pay – but only at a relatively low level, with many employers relying on the “goodwill” of staff to work unpaid overtime.
Voice: the union for education professionals has criticised the measures on testing and standards to be announced today (3 November 2015) by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan as “sticking plaster politics”.
Voice: the union for education professionals – which represents teaching assistants and other education support staff – has given a “furious” reaction to a decision by ministers not to publish the draft standards for teaching assistants.
Deborah Lawson, General Secretary of Voice: the union for education professionals, has commented on Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s speech to the 2015 Conservative Party Conference.