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GMB Teaching Assistants In Durham Vote To Accept

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

GMB Teaching Assistants in Durham Vote to Accept

The North East’s biggest general union has today announced the result of the consultative ballot in relation to a dispute of Teaching Assistants at Durham County Council.

On a turnout of 74.2%, GMB members voted by 53.5 % to accept and 46.5 to reject.

GMB said that in the circumstances the result of the consultative ballot is to accept the Council's offer.

GMB Regional Organiser Michael Hopper said: 

“Our members have acted with great professionalism and fortitude during what has been a very stressful and difficult process.

“As an independent trade union our members involved in the dispute have spoken in a democratically held ballot and decided to accept the offer that’s on the table.

“GMB is now tasked with going into urgent negotiations with Durham County Council and that is what we will do. 

“We are of course aware that Unison members have voted to reject the offer and as trade unions we respect each other’s democratically decided positions.”


Contact: Michael Hopper on 07870 176 736 or Chris Jukes on 07870 176 733 or GMB press office on 07958 156846 or

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