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Reports round up: Walkouts can deliver better deal for Royal Mail workers

Reports round up: Walkouts can deliver better deal for Royal Mail workers Details of talks between postal workers’ union officials and Royal Mail management show bosses have made big concessions in a dispute over pay, pensions and conditions.

Nazis humiliated by counter protest in Durham

Nazis humiliated by counter protest in Durham Hundreds of anti-fascists turned out to oppose a group called Bishop Auckland Against Islam (BAAI) in County Durham last Saturday.

Reports round-up: Durham teaching assistants stand against deal

Reports round-up: Durham teaching assistants stand against deal Mears workers vote for further strikes | Choke up the chokers | Exeter porters stand firm | Defend activist from jail term | Cleaners want to sweep away low pay | Don’t let laws leave strike grounded | Film workers to vote on major deal | Firefighters walk out at Sellafield

Unison union leaders let down the lions of Durham in TA dispute

Unison union leaders let down the lions of Durham in TA dispute Durham teaching assistants (TAs) in the Unison union have voted to accept a pay offer from the Labour-run council.

New pay offer is not what the Durham teaching assistants deserve

New pay offer is not what the Durham teaching assistants deserve Durham Council is hoping to end the Durham teaching assistants (TAs) dispute with a “new” pay offer.

Durham TAs reject rotten deal

Durham TAs reject rotten deal Teaching assistants (TAs) have rejected the latest offer from Labour-run Durham County Council.

Optimism over Corbyn and a mood to fight the Tories at the Durham Miners’ Gala

08 July 2017
Thousands cheered Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn this afternoon, Saturday, as he encouraged the crowds at the Durham Miners' Gala to campaign to force the Tories out.

Durham teaching assistants ‘will not be divided by dodgy deal’

27 June 2017
Teaching assistants (TAs) across County Durham are gearing up to reject a deal cooked up by the Labour-run council and union officials.

Durham TAs demand better from their Unison union and Labour council

27 June 2017
Councillors in County Durham backed a proposal to make a fresh offer to teaching assistants (TAs) yesterday, Wednesday.

Durham teaching assistants march, and are determined to win

28 March 2017
1,000 teaching assistants and their supporters took to the streets. They are furious at the Labour council that threatens huge pay cuts.

Assist the teaching workers in their fight

07 March 2017
The Labour Party leader of Derby City Council was booed and jeered by angry parents of children with special educational needs last week.

School staff protest in Durham

28 February 2017
Around 200 teaching assistants (TAs) protested outside Durham County Hall on Friday of last week. It was the culmination of a week of protests during half term.

Durham TAs' strikes force council into retreat—but union officials call off action

06 December 2016
Durham teaching assistants (TAs) have forced council bosses to retreat. But a chance for a clear cut victory was snatched away from them by union officials.

LETTERS - Parents value the Durham TAs - even if bosses don't

06 December 2016
Durham County Council has left itself open to the “threat of equal pay claim” from other employees—but our teaching assistants (TAs) are paying the price.

'We won't be bullied'—meet the women standing up to Labour in County Durham

29 November 2016
County Durham teaching assistants are battling against the odds—and pushing their union officials—to take the fight to a Labour council trying to slash their pay. Raymie Kiernan spoke to the women leading the fight

Durham teaching assistants' strike grows as Labour council shows contempt

24 November 2016
Some 2,000 teaching assistants in the Unison and ATL unions began a second 48-hour walkout yesterday, Wednesday.

Durham teaching assistants fight pay cut - and split the local Labour Party

22 November 2016
A revolt by County Durham teaching assistants (TAs) is dividing the Labour Party. The TAs were set to walk out for their second 48-hour strike on Wednesday.

School workers wage a class war in Durham

15 November 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Durham are waging an inspiring struggle that shows how to respond to council bosses’ attacks.

Durham teaching assistants resist pay cut - and prepare to strike

01 November 2016
 Teaching assistants (TAs) in County Durham were set to strike next Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be their first walkout in a long-running dispute with the Labour council over a huge pay cut.

Durham teaching assistants in huge vote to strike against Labour council pay cut

25 October 2016
Teaching assistants have voted by 93 percent to strike against huge pay cuts being pushed by County Durham Labour councillors.

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