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The continued unequal treatment of non-teaching school staff is effectively teaching children that it’s “okay to disrespect and discriminate,” according to the outgoing chair of Fórsa’s 12,000-strong Education Division.
Fórsa will seek to renegotiate the SNAs’ contract “to establish parity with conditions of service for others in education and address long-standing problems” if a planned new model of service provision leads to increased responsibilities and work demands.
Delegates at Fórsa’s Education Division conference called on the education department to quickly implement a job evaluation scheme recently won by the union, and to extend the agreement to other education staff.