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Academy school workers strike against sick pay assault

Academy school workers strike against sick pay assault Workers at Charlton Park Academy special needs school in south east London struck on Tuesday.

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 councillors make insulting “final offer” to teaching assistants

Durham councillors make insulting “final offer” to teaching assistants Teaching assistants (TAs) in County Durham are furious at their Labour-run council’s latest attempt to settle a dispute over pay.

Durham TAs reject rotten deal

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

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

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

Durham TAs demand better from their Unison union and Labour council Councillors in County Durham backed a proposal to make a fresh offer to teaching assistants (TAs) yesterday, Wednesday.

Strikers say ‘come and see the difference we make’ before you cut schools team in half

04 April 2017
Teachers and school support staff at three London schools are on strike today, Thursday, against cuts.

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.

Durham and Derby TA's won't be beaten

14 March 2017
TA's are still going strong

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.

Teaching assistants keep up action against pay cuts in Derby and Durham

21 February 2017
Also: will the SNP satisfy Glasgow council strikers?

Striking teaching assistants besiege Derby council to overturn huge pay cut

31 January 2017
Around 150 teaching assistants (TAs) descended on Derby Council’s head office on Tuesday blowing whistles, ringing bells and waving flags and placards.

Teaching assistants walk out in Derby

10 January 2017
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Derby struck for two days last week in their battle to reverse pay cuts.

Derby TAs call more strikes over pay cut

13 December 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Derby have called six days of strikes in their battle against a 25 percent pay cut.

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.

Durham County Council climbs down over teaching assistant contracts—but threat of sack not withdrawn

30 November 2016
Durham County Council announced today, Wednesday, it will not fire around 2,000 teaching assistants on 31 December and rehire them on worse contracts the next day.

'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.

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