Durham teaching assistants vote to strike in long-running battle over pay



Durham teaching assistants have voted to strike in the long-running battle over cuts to their pay.
The workers have been locked in a dispute with Durham County Council after they unveiled plans to change term-time pay, claiming that paying them only for hours worked is in the interests of fairness and parity with other council employees.
But local staff are fighting the ‘fire and re-hire’ policy which would see 2,700 teaching assistants sacked then re-employed on what they claim are inferior contracts that would result in a 23% pay cut for the majority of them.
The council claims the pay... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 26
Source: Sunday Sun
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