Report from Tyneside Unite the Resistance solidarity social for Durham Teaching Assistants

22 November 2016
Over £800 was raised for the Durham Teaching Assistants at the Unite the Resistance solidarity event in Newcastle on Wednesday 16 November. Megan Charlton one of the leading activists in the dispute gave an inspiring speech and emphasised the TAs determination to win.
Paul Gilroy, Branch Secretary of Newcastle City UNISON offered his Branch’s solidarity and a commitment to resisting cuts in wages and conditions in Newcastle Council.
Everyone recognised the importance of practical solidarity for the TA’s in this important dispute, especially now that that have announced further strike action.
Thanks to Tyneside Engineering Unite and Newcastle Trades Council who brought donations and all those who had collected from individuals in their own workplace. Thanks also to the musicians, comedians and Tyneside Irish Centre for their help in making the event such a success.
On Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November there will be further strike action. There will be pickets at most schools in County Durham and the Durham Teaching Assistants would welcome supporters on their picket lines to show their solidarity.
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Bob Murdoch
Simon Hall
Unite the Resistance.


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