ATL to ballot Durham teaching assistants over revised offer from council

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Press release
21 June 2017 by ATL Media Office
Durham County Councillors have voted today in favour of a revised offer being given to teaching assistants.

Durham teaching assistant members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) are faced with a revised offer in a long running dispute with Durham County Council over loss of salary in a move to term-time only contracts, and today, Durham County Councillors have voted in favour of a revised offer.

ATL will now be conducting a consultative ballot of its 215 teaching assistant members in Durham to ascertain whether they accept or reject the revised offer. The ballot will run from Monday 26 June until 10 July.

Richard Marshall, ATL’s Organiser covering Durham said “ATL members will be considering this revised offer and we will be seeking clarification on the real-terms impact on staff pay. Teaching assistants have continued to make a significant contribution in schools despite 21 months of uncertainty.”

The campaign can be followed on Twitter #ValueUs and @TAs_Durham. Follow ATL’s activity in Durham on Twitter @ATLnorthern and @ATLunion