United Kingdom -New negotiating body for school staff - November 16, 2009

The pay and conditions of around 700,000 workers in schools are now negotiated in a new structure - the School Staff Negotiating Body. The SSNB will cover teaching assistants, nursery staff, administrators, secretaries, policy officers, technicians, cleaners, special needs staff, caretakers and school meals workers. Unions believe that this is an important development that will help ensure a fair and equal pay system for school support staff across the country. The three trade unions on the body are UNISON, GMB and Unite. Says Christina McAnea, Head of Education for UNISON, "The body will oversee and ensure fair and equal pay alongside a robust training and career structure to apply in all schools."

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/328;



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