“That this Assembly calls upon the Minister of Education..”

Despite the Education Minister’s call to implement the offer she approved in May, the one the unions have already rejected, it’s worth looking at what the Assembly actually agreed yesterday [scroll down]

Resolved: That this Assembly calls upon the Minister of Education to intervene immediately in the classroom assistants’ dispute, in recognition of the vital role of classroom assistants, by convening an urgent meeting of the Department, employers and Trade Union side in the dispute, with an agenda to include (a) retention of the Special Needs Allowance; (b) retention of the 32.5 hourly pay divisor; (c) NVQ III and the job evaluation exercise; and (d) adequate pay protection arrangements, in order to prevent disruption to children’s education.