West Gate School

Leicester academy plans scrapped

UNISON has welcomed a decision by the Department for Education to drop plans to turn Leicester’s West Gate School into an academy. West Gate has 180 pupils, aged 4 to 19, with a range of learning needs. Pupils have moderate to severe learning difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, multiple learning difficulties and highly complex needs. In November 2018 […]

Sacking of Leicestershire care home staff is ‘disgraceful’

A company that runs 13 former council residential care homes for the elderly across Leicestershire has today sacked 100 care workers following a dispute over pay and conditions. The staff axed by Leicestershire County Care Ltd (LCCL) are all former council staff that transferred to a new employer when the homes were privatised. They had been facing cuts such as the removal of pay supplements for night work; work at weekends […]