Important advice below for cleaners working for local governments and/or in schools
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.
“Nursery staff would be down £6,000 and social workers almost £10,000 since 2009 if deal was accepted”, says GMB Union
“This is just another sign the academy system doesn’t help anyone but the fat cats” says GMB Union
Why not sign our petition to show Boris Johnson that Teaching Assistants are essential school workers and should not be facing the cuts he is threatening?
“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…