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GMB will fight 'tooth and nail' against Govt TA cuts

27 Aug 2019
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GMB, the union for teaching assistants and other school support staff workers, has condemned a leaked Government briefing paper that reportedly states that schools employ too many teaching assistants.

Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary for Public Services, responding to the leaked paper, said:

"Teaching assistants make an invaluable contribution to the lives of often vulnerable children and it completely out of touch to state otherwise.

"These reported comments betray a shocking ignorance of the value that teaching assistants bring to schools and the communities they serve.

"GMB will fight tooth and nail against any attack on the employment of our teaching assistant members and other school support staff workers." 

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