County Durham Council claims teaching assistant strike 'threatening jobs'
Resolving a teaching assistant pay dispute could threaten hundreds of jobs, a council has claimed.
Teaching assistants are staging a 48-hour strike over Durham County Council's proposal to only pay them during term time.
But Councillor Jane Brown, Labour cabinet member, said resolving the dispute would cost millions of pounds and "hundreds of jobs".
Unison said cutting low-paid workers salaries was "heartless and appalling".
About 100 schools had to close or cut lessons during a two-day stoppage earlier this month.
The latest action will affect 87 schools - 70% will be... read more
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