Teaching assistants on strike again against pay cuts

U.K.

(November 2016) Teaching assistants in County Durham in North-East England have taken strike action for the second time in protest at the local authority's decision  to put them on term-time only contracts. This means workers facing pay cuts of up to 23%. Following the two-day action on 23 and 24 November the teaching assistants will continue their industrial action by working strictly to contract. Some teaching assistants are members of the GMB union and voted earlier to accept an offer from the employers.