Latest update on the Durham Teaching Assistants negotiations! More from me in a few weeks!
“From a concerned supporter.
When the Lions voted no last time it was in complete solidarity with those losing out. No one was to be left behind. Then came a vague promise of a toothless “progression board”, a bunch of veiled threats from the union, the same old tiresome, repetitive bluster about the definitely final last offer ever, a scandalously worded ballot paper and suddenly 472 TAs have been lost to the whim of a council and union who have worked together to wear down, alarm and ultimately browbeat people into accepting their half-baked proposals.
And for what? Essentially for nothing more than the previous offer which was roundly rejected in solidarity with all those who were losing out.
I may be wrong and will hold my hands…
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