“Members have also made very clear their determination to resume strike action.”

With the NIPSA classroom assistants resuming their strike action – 2 days each week until at least christmas – the Education minister, backed by her party colleague [Adds and the Education Boards], is employing emotional blackmail rather than discussing the items resolved by the Assembly. Meanwhile Eamonn McCann has been sceptical, natch, of the Education Boards’ offer and NIPSA have produced their own fact file on the terms offered. [pdf file]

MINISTERIAL REVIEW
When will it commence?
The employers admit they cannot answer the question.
As to what the review will do the employers say it will consider pay and grading structures. But by then (whenever this review might take place) the employers want to ensure all Classroom Assistants have signed away their 32.5 hour contract and special needs allowance entitlements.