Assistants may strike over pay

PUBLIC service union Unison is to ballot education workers and other local government members for a strike in support of a 6 per cent pay rise.

The union says 80 per cent of teaching assistants earn less than pound;8,000 a year. Employers offered a 3 per cent pay rise but it wants 6 per cent or pound;1,750, whichever is greater. The ballot starts on June 10. Christina McAnea of Unison said: "We won't tolerate low pay any longer."

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