IT WOULD be a mistake to think that the revaluation of business rates, from which Chancellor Philip Hammond is to receive a payout, had been designed to benefit him personally.
Not least because the changes, which estate agents say are the largest in a generation, were drawn up two...
Monday 27th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
THOUSANDS marched through Durham on Saturday in solidarity with teaching assistants as they vowed to “stand up for education.”
NUT general secretary Kevin Courtney urged support for the “Durham lions” as he demanded Durham council join them in their fight for...
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
TEACHING assistants from Derby and County Durham will join forces on Saturday in their joint struggle against savage pay cuts.
Both Durham and Derby councils want to pay the assistants term-time only wages, meaning salary cuts of up to £5,000 a year.
The assistants have...
Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
TEACHING assistants are increasingly having to stand in for teachers because of staff shortages due to cuts and redundancies, the GMB warned yesterday.
Job descriptions for teaching assistants and learning support assistants state that they are allowed to teach pupils — but only...
Wednesday 8th Mar 2017
But Durham workers warn the struggle goes on
Tuesday 10th Jan 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
STRIKE action by teaching assistants was suspended yesterday after Durham Council withdrew a threat to sack them and impose new contracts.
The council wants to introduce term-time-only pay contracts on 2,700 teaching assistants, amounting to a 23 per cent pay cut for most workers.
Thursday 1st Dec 2016
AROUND 1,000 protesters marched and rallied in Durham yesterday in support of school teaching assistants striking to defend their pay.
The assistants were staging their second round of 48-hour strike action over plans by Durham County Council to enforce “term-time only” pay...
Friday 25th Nov 2016
STRIKING teaching assistants were on the picket lines at primary schools across County Durham yesterday as they staged their second 48-hour strike against draconian pay cuts.
Pickets stood at more than 100 primary schools, and some schools have closed for the duration of the...
Thursday 24th Nov 2016
TEACHING assistants in Durham are to stage their second wave of strike action against a 23 per cent pay cut.
Labour-controlled Durham County Council plans to impose “term-time only” pay on 2,700 teaching assistants, which will reduce wages by up to £6,000 a year.
Friday 18th Nov 2016
TEACHING assistants across County Durham are striking today over council plans to cut their pay by up to 25 per cent.
Public service union Unison said it expected 98 primary schools to be closed or partially closed by the strike, which involves members of the Association of Teachers...
Tuesday 8th Nov 2016