“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
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.
“It seems that the cleaners are being treated as ‘second class’ workers who should be seen but never heard”, says GMB Southern
"It doesn’t take Einstein to work this one out, if pupil numbers have consistently risen since 2015 then why doesn’t the Government’s funding formula for schools add up", says…
“Poor management, and an abrasive attitude to parents, staff and the local community is putting the very survival of Chisledon School at risk,” says GMB Southern
“This latest outrageous action clearly shows that the council are determined to force this academisation through by any underhanded means necessary”, says GMB Southern