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.
Why do you need a union? Hear from Voice members and staff about how Voice: the union for education, early years and childcare professionals can support you throughout your career.
Voice General Secretary Deborah Lawson has commented on announcements to be made in the Prime Minister’s speech today (7 December 2015).
Voice: the union for education professionals – which represents teachers, lecturers, headteachers, education support staff and childcarers – has highlighted its concerns about Ofsted and the challenges facing schools and further education colleges, following publication of Ofsted’s Annual Report 2014/2015: education and skills (1 December 2015).
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.