GMB (Photo credit: Nick Efford)
South-East Teaching Assistants Petition to Spare the Axe!
Teaching Assistant members of the
trade union ( GMB) to which Gogwit belongs will be asking the public to sign a petition asking the UK Secretary of State for Education not to axe the jobs of around a fifth to a quarter of a million Teaching Assistants.
If you will be in the vicinity of the Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station on Saturday 27 July at around 1300BST please visit their stall (near the Green’s End entrance) – chat to them about why TAs are so important – and PLEASE sign their petition!
UNISON, the public sector trade union issued this advisory on their website on Monday 17 June 2013, arising from their conference.
This follows on the
GMB pledge to campaign to protect its Teaching Assistant members at its conference in May and along with this 38Degrees petition by a teacher who values her TA support.
TAs are often considered to be a soft-option for cutting costs. With widening public support, that may become something of a misconception.