UNISON condemns Aberdeen City Council
plans to slash Pupil Support staff
numbers in schools
Aberdeen City Council have announced plans to slash the number
of Pupil Support Assistants in City schools. Councillors will
make a decision at a budget meeting on Thursday 10th Feb 2011.
Betty Lyon, UNISON Area Organiser said, "This will have
a devastating effect on children's education in Aberdeen. The
council has not consulted with parents on the effects this will
have on their children's education. Parents need to ask them why
She called on parents to show how much they value the work of
the pupil support assistants by writing to their councillors and
urging friends and relatives to do the same. There is a letter
on page 2 of the flyer.
here for a copy of the Branch flyer.
Aberdeen City UNISON Branch is also running an e-petition to
oppose these plans and is calling on all parents with children
in City schools, their friends and their relatives, to sign up
to defend classroom support services for children with additional
Go to http://www.gopetition.com/petition/42283.html
to sign the petition
Aberdeen City branch members will be at Marks and Spencer on
Saturday 29th January from 10.30am – 12 noon to hand out
information and you can sign a paper petition there.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate
to contact Betty Lyon, on 01224 620624.