Classroom assistants to strike

With the union recommending a ‘Yes’ to strike action, the result shouldn’t have been a surprise to the Education Minister but now it’s official, classroom assistants are to hold a one-day strike next Wednesday, 26 September, with a rally in Belfast – more on the Nipsa action here. And as Nipsa stated when they called the vote [pdf file]

The Education & Library Board Panel carefully considered the views of members and has confirmed that the strike action intended will be a rolling programme of action – moving to ALL OUT STRIKE.

More, including the Department’s brief response, here Update According to the Sinn Féin Education spokesman, Paul Butler MLA, “Sinn Féin has given its full support to the classroom assistants in their campaign for better pay and conditions.” Hmm.. and what does the NI Education Minister, Sinn Féin’s Caitríona Ruane, have to say.. beyond approving the offer the unions have rejected..

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