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Durham County Council climbs down over teaching assistant contracts—but threat of sack not withdrawn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

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.

Durham Teaching Assistants are ready to fight

18 October 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) employed by Labour-run Durham County Council were waiting for the result of their strike ballot against pay cuts this week.

LETTERS: Celebrate Jeremy Corbyn’s win and build the fight against Tories

04 October 2016
In the past when the Labour right has not been able to rely on the trade union bureaucracy to bolster its position, it has tacked left.

Dirty tricks from Durham Labour council as teaching assistants ballot for strikes

04 October 2016
Labour-run Durham County Council is playing classic divide and rule to ram through its 23 percent cut to pay teaching assistants' (TAs) pay in the hope it can undermine a move towards strikes.

Teaching Labour a lesson in Durham

27 September 2016
Rank and file teaching assistants in Durham are fighting for their very livelihoods. Their battle has pitted them not just against the Labour-led council but their own union officials too.

Durham teaching assistants say no to deal that would cut their pay

13 September 2016
Rank and file teaching assistants (TAs) are organising to reject a “much improved” offer from Labour-controlled Durham County Council.

Teachers' walkout over Tory education cuts has a big impact across England

05 July 2016
Teachers across England are out on strike today, Tuesday, in a battle against Tory education policies and cuts.

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