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.
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.
Voice has welcomed the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of E Ivor Hughes Educational Foundation v Morris.
Voice has welcomed the CBI’s call for an end to the “false choices” between “academic achievement or vocational skill” and “academic rigour and individual development”.
Deborah Lawson: 'It seems that it is more interested in headlines and structures than in the people needed to deliver education and childcare and the funding that they require to do that'.