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raised of £26,250 target by 218 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,953 to help school support staff in Derby continue their fight against imposed changes which have seen some take a 25% pay cut overnight.

    Derby, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 25th November 2016

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    UNISON members in schools within Derby are taking industrial action against changes to their terms and conditions imposed on 1 June in year. These UNISON members are low paid, predominately female workers who carry out fundamental roles in our community, supporting and providing the education provision of local children. They are taking action due to a pay cut of up to 25%, which equates to as much as £400 a month for some of these members.

    Proudly these workers are joining together and taking action, with the full support of their trade union, UNISON. We have been overwhelmed with the dedication and participation during the industrial action taken to date and members have shown a real sense of solidarity and commitment to forcing their employer to rethink their decision.
    Derby City Council’s response has been to describe themselves as Margaret Thatcher and liken the school support staff to striking miners and assert that they will ‘starve them back to work’. This has strengthened our determination that our members will not be starved back to work. They are not miners, this is not the 80s!

    We need support to turn this fight into a victory! Any and all donations will be greatly received.



    • James Olner6 years ago
      James Olner

      James Olner

      6 years ago

      Negotiations took place last week (week commencing 24 October 2016) between UNISON and Derby City Council. These negotiations have been constructive and helpful. As a result both sides have agreed to extend the negotiations for a further week.

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    • James Olner6 years ago
      James Olner

      James Olner

      6 years ago

      We have 2 more days of industrial action planned this coming Thursday & Friday. Thank you again to those who have contributed so far. Our dispute is at a critical tipping point and all donations and messages of solidarity are incredibly welcome.

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    • James Olner6 years ago
      James Olner

      James Olner

      6 years ago

      Massive thank you to all who have contributed over the last few months... our struggle was covered in today's G2 Guardian supplement.

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    Page last updated on: 11/23/2016 17.37



    • Chris Fernandez   UNISON

      Chris Fernandez UNISON

      Nov 23, 2016

      You do a important job and do not deserve a pay cut , if anything a pay rise!


    • Anonymous


      Nov 23, 2016

      As a lifelong Rams fan and ex PCS activist, I could not resist making a small donation to Unison's cause locally. Good luck to all in your fight for justice in the Derby area!

    • Carolyn Hayman

      Carolyn Hayman

      Nov 23, 2016

      Keep up the fight!


    • Sally Janine Brady

      Sally Janine Brady

      Nov 17, 2016


    • Juliet Price

      Juliet Price

      Nov 17, 2016

      Keep going. You deserve a decent National salary, with nationally recognised conditions that reflect your massive contribution to education. A teacher. X


    • Andy Rawlinson

      Andy Rawlinson

      Nov 16, 2016

      Support from Unison Telford Branch


    • Homerton Hospital UNISON branch

      Homerton Hospital UNISON branch

      Nov 12, 2016

      Solidarity from Homerton Hospital UNISON branch. We support your fight against this vicious attack on your terms and conditions. Good luck. If you stand together and with solidarity you can win.


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