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National hardship fund for Durham dispute

UNISON has today (Monday) authorised a national hardship fund to ensure that no teaching assistants on strike in Durham suffer financial hardship. The fund, made up of an initial £150,000 will be administered by the union’s northern region. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Today I have personally authorised £150,000 from the union’s industrial action […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

An important step in the fight to protect Durham teaching assistants

There’s still plenty of work to do in the weeks ahead to make sure teaching assistants don’t lose out – but we’re pleased that Durham council has heard the voices of TAs and parents alike

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

Durham teaching assistants hold rally as strike ballot enters final week

Durham teaching assistants – who have just one week left to vote for strike action in the long-running dispute over cuts to their pay – are to hold a major rally today (Thursday). Durham County Council is proposing to move teaching assistants to term-time pay, and extend the working week without paying for any extra […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Schools to close as Durham teaching assistants take second two-day strike action

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 […]

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

‘We will fight and we will win’ Prentis tells Durham strike rally

General secretary pledges support as 1,200 Co Durham teaching assistants rally on second day of strike

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

In Derby and Durham, a vital resource is under threat

This week, I’ve been at Brighton with unions from across the country at the TUC, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to speak to and on behalf of Derby teaching assistants and other school support staff in Westminster yesterday

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

Our education system is under sustained attack from Theresa May’s government

If this Tory government really cared about making our country fairer and more prosperous then decent pay for education workers would be one of their top priorities.

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

Hundreds of Co Durham teaching assistants protest at pay cut plans

County council’s plans could see vital school staff lose £1,000 to £5,000 a year

Article on the UNISON National site.

We’re so proud of our Durham teaching assistants

Last week saw Durham teaching assistants take two days of strike action over unfair cuts to their pay. Durham County Council want to move teaching assistants onto term time only contracts, and asked teaching assistants to agree to a pay cut of up to 23%. When UNISON teaching assistants, the vast majority of whom are […]

Blogs on the UNISON Northern site.

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

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 school support staff lose up to 23% […]

Article, Press release on the UNISON Northern site.