No sell-out deal – stand in solidarity with the 472 teaching assistants, Durham, October 26

Latest update in the still on going Durham Teaching Assistants Dispute story! More from me on other matters soon!

Cautiously pessimistic

Now that Unison’s called off the Durham teaching assistants dispute by accepting a deal that means a pay cut for 472 TAs, (see here for more analysis from the Communist Workers’ Organisation), it’s hard to say what, if anything, comes next. But it does seem clear that some TAs are refusing to lie down and let the other 472 be sold out, and they’re calling for people to assemble in Durham on October 26th. If you’re anywhere in the North-East area, and free on that day, I’d really recommend trying to get down then, since this is a crucial turning point for one of the most inspirational and determined struggles happening in the UK right now, and those TAs who are resisting Unison’s attempt to demobilise them deserve our full support.

In the words of the TA who’s called the event:

“After a highly emotional week…

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