We want local schools, in local authority control for the good of our local children’s education, 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.
“There is increasing evidence to show that the academisation agenda has failed and putting our children’s education in the hands of private companies does not benefit the children,…
“Our members will not accept being forced into a private academy which is not in the interests of the staff or our children’s education”, says GMB Southern
“Our members were unimpressed with the failure of UST to provide adequate reassurances regarding the staff’s future and they were so unimpressed they took to the picket line in…
"We welcome the council's support for our motion and look forward to putting practical steps in place to ensure the motion becomes deeds and not just words", says GMB