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GMB is the largest trade union amongst school support staff including teaching assistants, HLTAs, cover supervisors, nursery nurses, lunchtime supervisors, premises staff, and administrative & finance staff.
Teachers had their workload reduced which resulted in a change and expansion of Support Staff roles. We in GMB know the difference Teaching Assistants and support staff make every single day. Whether it’s supporting a teacher, helping a child, or working with the most vulnerable students, TA’s make our schools better places.
In these circumstances it is more important than ever to belong to a trade union. Collectively your voice is stronger. On an individual level we represent members in grievance and disciplinary meetings, offer legal advice and also offer criminal legal support in the case of false allegations being made.
“We will not stand by and allow the school to be taken from the local community and local education authority, putting the future of children’s education and staff’s terms and…
“We are delighted that the Head and Governors listened carefully to their arguments, and chose at the final hour to uphold their request and look after these staff as Prospect…
“Our members cannot go on being treated so disgustingly by an employer contracted by the Council with no end in sight to the current issues”, says GMB Southern
“It seems that the cleaners are being treated as ‘second class’ workers who should be seen but never heard”, says GMB Southern