The SFCA, ATL, NUT and UNISON have drafted guidance which is intended to help sixth form college corporations and trade union representatives work together cooperatively and avoid disputes when college corporations pursue applications for conversion to academy status.
Following a consultation exercise which found a majority of members in favour of acceptance, ATL, together with the other five recognised unions, has now accepted the Association of College’s pay recommendation.
ATL delegates at a special conference have voted to move to a ballot of eligible members on creating a new union with the NUT to strengthen the voice of the profession.
ATL's National Executive Committee have agreed the wording of a motion to be discussed by delegates at a special conference of members on Saturday 5 November.
This page has details about pay negotiations for support staff.
ATL is calling on members in Northern Ireland to take action against the failure of pay talks in the country with a 10 minute school-gate protest at lunchtime on Tuesday 8 November.
ATL has been working hard to secure commitments from the secretary of state, Justine Greening, not to use last year's KS2 data to determine schools' futures and to ensure that the debacle of implementing last year's tests is not repeated this year.
The Government has dropped its Education for All bill, which outlined significant changes in England's schools especially around academisation.
The Staff Side met representatives of the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), the colleges' national body, on 28 September 2016 to resume discussion on sixth form college teachers' pay and conditions.
Details of the education motions at TUC 2016, along with the other motions that ATL staff and members spoke to.