email@example.com (Tash [Alan Lodge]) | 20.10.2010 04:25
4.00pm Monday 18th October, Market Square, Nottingham
Say no to pay cuts for school support staff. Around 5-600 gathered to protest these cuts.
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The latest single status proposals will mean massive pay cuts for many school support staff. Some Teaching Assistants will lose as much as £7,000 per year – with no pay protection, meaning salaries will drop from April 2011.
Average pay cuts for TA’s would be 25%. Other staff would also lose pay and possibly annual leave.
Although the council have now agreed to delay the timetable for implementation to allow for more discussion with the trade unions, the proposals have not changed and it is important that the protest still goes ahead.
We still need to let the City Council know that we are not prepared to accept the proposals – we need your support please come along and join in the protest.
Further information is available from jean thorpe at the unison branch office on 0115 9156890 / 9156883
Notts Save Our Services http://nottssos.org.uk
[Have had many technical difficulties in uploading this video report, in the usual way to an Indymedia posting. Have changed format, compression, size and length, all still resulting in errors. So, in the interests in getting this up, before tomorrows gig, have used these 'external' links. We hope to improve, so, please continue to try these medias yourselves. Txx].
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"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"
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