Durham teaching assistants have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in the long-running dispute over cuts to their pay, their union UNISON has announced today (Wednesday). UNISON held a ballot over Durham County Council plans to move teaching assistants to term-time pay. This could see school support staff lose up to 23% of their wages. The […]
The way teaching assistants in Durham – and Derby – have been treated should outrage anyone who has a shred of common decency. Losing up to a quarter of your salary, especially if you’re […]
I will always remember Davey as I saw him last – with friends and allies in Durham only a few short days ago, on the platform making his case for all to hear.
UNISON Northern Region strengthened its team of workplace activists with a highly successful Workplace Stewards course held in County Durham. The flexible, modular training course covered the topics of UNISON’s structure, equality issues, recruitment, representation and employment law. The eight talented and committed women members volunteered to become trained stewards to strengthen UNISON within their […]
Faced with huge cuts to their pay, these UNISON members fought back
More than 100 primary schools across County Durham will be affected tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday as teaching assistants strike for a second time in a long-running dispute over cuts to their pay. School support staff plan to protest at dozens of picket lines across the county over the two days. This will mean the closure […]
Strike action involving teaching assistants that was due to affect schools across County Durham today (Thursday) has been called off
We face huge challenges on so many fronts. At times they can seem insurmountable. But today let’s remember what we stand for. And why we must keep fighting all of those challenges that still lie ahead of us.