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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 […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Derby teaching assistants reject city council offer

Derby teaching assistants have voted by nine to one to reject the latest offer from the council to settle the long-running dispute over their new contracts. School support staff across the city have now taken seven days of strike action – and three weeks of lunchtime protests – over the council’s decision to cut their […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON suspends today’s teaching assistants’ strike action

Strike action involving teaching assistants that was due to affect schools across County Durham today (Thursday) has been called off

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Derby public backs striking school staff

76% of people who responded to survey about the strike back UNISON members defending their pay

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Pirouetting onto the UNISON stage

Tamar Dixon started out as a dancer, but has since pursued a new passion as a teaching assistant

Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

Teaching assistants’ pay should be set the same way as teachers, says UNISON

The pay of teaching assistants should be agreed nationally like that of teachers, then local councils would not be able to undermine their earnings and working conditions, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Unlike teachers, many teaching assistants now get paid only during term time. Government spending cuts have forced cash-strapped local authorities to move them to […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Durham teaching assistants back ballot for strike action over pay

New pay proposal from the county council overwhelmingly rejected: UNISON wil lmove to a vote on strike action, with ballot papers being despatched to classroom support workers early next week

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Council’s proposals to slash teaching assistants’ pay are disgraceful

When Durham councillors meet next week, they should think again about this senseless cut. And those councils currently considering similar action should do likewise. For our the sake of our communities, our schools – and our children.

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

School support staff invited to afternoon tea with the mayor

UNISON members who work in schools in Oldham are invited to afternoon tea on Wednesday 26 November, with the Mayor

Article on the UNISON National site.

Introducing our Skills for Schools website

UNISON is delighted to introduce Skills for Schools, a new website that will give school support staff a host of information and help about training and career development

Article on the UNISON National site.