It would seem that the Mayor of Derby doesn’t know whether to be sympathetic to the cause of the Teaching Assistants, or to be offended by a banner which one parent felt was the only way that he could make his voice heard. The Mayor is somewhat duplicitous in this short video…
3 months on from this event, the dispute continues
– What is “offensive” is that the education of children is being undermined, especially of those most vulnerable,
– What is “offensive” is that relatively low paid people, mainly women, are having their salaries cut on a false premise,
– What is “offensive” is that the Labour Council shows no compassion, empathy, care, or drive to resolve this,
– What is “offensive” is that Labour Councillors are NOT communicating with the representatives of the Schools Support staff to come to a reasonable conclusion
– What is “offensive” is that Labour Councillors think that a 25% pay cut is in any way reasonable.
– What is NOT “offensive” is a concerned parent holding up a banner in the seat of our local democracy trying to make his voice heard.
– What is NOT “offensive” is standing up for your rights, and for those of your children.
Dear Madam Mayor – please don’t be offended – do a great thing during your time in office, and help resolve this situation.