Let us help: Barnet UNISON plea to School Support Staff
You are worth it.
You are entitled to be treated like any other member of staff in your school.
Everyone in a school contributes to a healthy education environment in which children can thrive.
I am making my plea out of frustration.
I have spent the last six months working through outstanding grading appeals and pay issues for Barnet Council workers, but not school staff.
In the last three months I have started on my list of School Support Staff who are in need of support and advice concerning their pay.
The difference in working environments is appalling and unfair. The rest of the Council workforce have been subject to cuts and mass outsourcing, but in relation to their pay and grading the application has been without pressure.
BUT, in schools it is oh so different.
Why must some Schools always refer to budget cuts and letting staff go?
Why do some Schools complain about not being involved when they were?
Why are School Support Staff left to feel that they are wrong to challenge the grade, in most cases they are losing money, and they don’t earn much money anyway.
I have never seen equivalent fear like it in a workplace, grown women and men with huge life experience are sometimes too scared to let the union fight their corner for fear of reprisals.
Barnet UNISON will not be going anywhere and will continue to offer our fullest support for all of our support staff.
If you work in a school and need our help please contact the branch on 0208 359 2088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org