Derby City Council has welcomed the suspension of strike action by Unison effective Monday 20th March 2017 while a new offer from the Council is considered. Acceptance of that offer is subject to a ballot by their members and approval of Schools and their governing bodies.

We are appreciative of the very positive negotiations with Unison.

We acknowledge the difficult financial circumstances experienced by some staff as a result of the pay review.  Once again, we wish to put on record our recognition of the valuable contribution made by all teaching assistants and school based support staff in all our schools.

Many children and their parents benefit from the support and friendship of school teaching assistants; the close bonds enabling children to flourish in school.

Published: 3.30pm Friday 17th March, 2017