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Derby council is escalating pay dispute with school support staff ‘pointlessly’, says UNISON

UNISON is accusing Derby City Council of inflaming tensions and escalating a dispute with school support staff who have seen their pay slashed by up to 25%. The staff – who begin their latest two-day strike today (Thursday) – plan to distribute balloons and stickers to parents and children as part of their good-natured community […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Teaching assistants urge public to support their dispute with Derby council

Derby teaching assistants – striking today (Thursday) for the eighth time since the city council cut their pay in June – are taking their campaign into the community to get the public to lobby councillors on their behalf. The classroom assistants have been in dispute with their employer since last September when the council announced […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Teaching assistants deserve better than being pushed into poverty by a Labour council

We’ll continue to fight for and alongside striking staff in Derby to win them the pay deal they deserve. And I want to see Durham teaching assistants voting for strike action too, so we can show their local council the strength of feeling wherever vital public servants like teaching assistants are mistreated.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

School support staff lobby Parliament

School support staff travel from Derby to Westminster to lobby MPs over 25% pay cut

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Schools closed as Durham teaching assistants take two-day strike action

Nearly 100 primary schools across County Durham will be affected tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday as teaching assistants strike 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 of some schools completely, says […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Durham teaching assistants to take two days of strike action, announces UNISON

Monday 31 October 2016 For immediate release Teaching assistants in Durham will take strike action on 8 and 9 November in the long-running dispute over cuts to their pay, their union UNISON has announced today (Monday). This follows a ballot over Durham County Council plans to move teaching assistants to term-time pay. This could see […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Hardworking, dedicated school staff are being driven towards the exit door

Unless the government gets their act together, many of these invaluable public servants will leave their jobs – and their skills and talents will be lost to schools and children alike.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Derby teaching assistants to take a further six days of strike action

Derby teaching assistants are to take six days of strike action in the long-running dispute over cuts to their pay, UNISON has announced today (Wednesday). School support staff will take action next week and the week after (14, 15, 19 and 20 December) and then again in the new year (19 and 20 January). The […]

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

School support staff facing high levels of violence and abuse, says UNISON

More than half of classroom or teaching assistants (53%) across the UK have experienced physical violence at school in the past year, according to new figures published by UNISON today (Tuesday). In addition, three-quarters (76%) of the teaching assistants who took part in a survey for the public service union said they had witnessed violence at […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Welsh schools cannot survive without support staff

UNISON calling for support and training for those in vital school role

Article, News on the UNISON National site.