We have hundreds of education workers stuck on short-term contracts. Some have been in limbo for up to seven years. Many are education assistants – but school gardeners, cooks and cleaners are in the same boat.
Secure, permanent jobs are a basic right that is core union business. We need to keep pushing until the new Government guarantees job security for our education and health workers.
After three-six months in the job, education workers must be elevated to permanent status. We won’t stop fighting until that goal is achieved.