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  • “Together we are stronger” – Derby strikers address IMPACT education conference 21 April 2017 - IMPACT was privileged to be joined at its education conference in Cork on Thursday by four of the Unison teaching assistants from Derby, who fought a 10-month action over unilateral cuts to their pay by their employer, Derby County Council. The dispute came to an end in March this year. There are around 244,000 TAs […]
  • School secretaries’ exclusion from boards of management criticised 20 April 2017 - Maria Dunne, chairperson of the Schools Secretaries branch.   The exclusion of school secretaries, and other non-teaching staff, from schools boards of management has been criticised at IMPACT’s education division conference in Cork. Maria Dunne, chair of IMPACT’s School Secretaries branch, told delegates at the IMPACT divisional conference in Cork that the entire school community […]
  • “School secretaries are not alone, they have a friend in IMPACT.” 20 April 2017 - IMPACT’s School Secretaries branch has launched its new newsletter, aimed primarily at boosting recruitment among school secretaries. The branch launched the newsletter at IMPACT’s Education Division conference which is taking place this week in Cork city. Branch chair Eileen Barry (pictured second from right) said “In the first instance, this is about rebranding and reinventing. […]