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.
GMB members at Brooklands Primary take strike action on Monday 15th July in protest at redundancies. Our message is it’s not too late for the Trust to reconsider and we urge them…
“We are urging the school to withdraw the proposal and engage in meaningful dialogue on alternatives”, says GMB Southern
“The threats by Baylis Court Trust to drastically cut the hours for many of the support staff may mean a loss of approximately 20% of their pay”, says GMB Southern
“If nothing is different, then every school in Swindon is at risk of similar levels of job cuts, that will compromise safety and educational standards across the town, as well…