The Government have announced that they are going to abolish the new School Staff Negotiating Body that was meant to agree national pay and conditions for support staff.
But teachers should beware, this is not just an attack on our support staff colleagues.
The Government announces spells out their intentions for ALL school staff: "The government has conducted a review of the future policy direction for determining school support staff pay and conditions, including the role of the SSSNB, and has concluded that the SSSNB does not fit well with the government's priorities for greater deregulation of the pay and conditions arrangements for the school workforce."
The Government wants to drive through cuts to our pay and conditions. Gove's plans for Academies and Free Schools are a key part in that drive to dismantle national condition.