Teaching Assistants - A Class Act
UNISON, the largest education union, knows how important your work is for the education and well-being of our children and young people.
And we believe you should be:
��valued and appreciated as part of the whole school team
��properly trained and paid for all the work you do
��able to progress through a proper career structure
��supported in dealing with challenging behaviour
��able to work in a school free from staff bullying, health hazards and unreasonable demands
But as funding cuts bite, you are facing growing demands to do more for less. Your pay is being squeezed, you work an increasing number of unpaid hours and staff who leave are not replaced.
Additionally, funding for training of higher level TAs has been scrapped; the negotiating body set up to move towards national pay and conditions has been abolished; and research into the link between teaching assistants and pupil attainment has been misused by some to undermine TAs.
Find out more at: https://www.unison.org.uk/at-work/education-services/
But UNISON is only as strong as our members. Every TA who joins us gives UNISON a louder voice in speaking out for you.
As well as speaking out on your professional issues, UNISON offers its members:
��advice, support and help when you need it at work
��a helpline that is open until midnight
��legal help for you at work and your family at home including accidents and injuries
(see https://www.unison.org.uk/get-help/services-support/legal-services/ for eligibility)
��UNISON’s welfare services including debt advice and access to a network of credit unions
��education and training advice and courses
��exclusive money saving discounts that can save you money when shopping, buying insurance or
looking for a holiday.