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Aberdeenshire UNISON to visit school support staff "You support children, we’ll support you"

Susan Kennedy
Susan Kennedy

UNISON will visit schools across the authority to meet with school support staff to discuss issues affecting Nursery Nurses, PSAs and Admin & Clerical staff.

Susan Kennedy, Assistant Branch Secretary, who has arranged the visits said, “There are a number of issues affecting our support staff in schools across Aberdeenshire,from changes to pre-5s provision to the administration of medications.

“UNISON is very clear that support staff are absolutely fundamental to our children’s education. They support the children in their schools and we support them.

“We are asking all UNISON members to come along and to encourage a colleague to come with them. We worry that staff working with children are putting themselves at risk if they are not in a union, given all the challenges they face on a daily basis,” said Susan emphasising that both members and non-members are welcome.

“We look forward to visiting your schools and meeting you all.”

Susan will be joined on the visits by Local Organiser, Lyndsey Wallace.
UNISON will be on hand to offer advice and support to all school support staff at the following locations:

Wednesday 12th March – Gordon Primary, Huntly         3 – 4.30pm
Thursday 13th March – Ballogie Nursery, Ballogie        1.30 -2.30pm
Monday 17th March – Strathburn Primary, Inverurie      3.15 – 4.15pm
Tuesday 18th March – Meldrum Primary, Oldmeldrum 3.45 – 4.15pm
Wednesday 19th March – Kellands Primary, Inverurie   3.15 – 4.15pm
Thursday 20th March – Aboyne Primary, Aboyne          3.15 – 4.15pm
Monday 24th March – St.Andrews Primary, Fraserburgh 3.30 – 4.30pm
Wednesday 26th March – Portsoy Primary, Portsoy        3.30 – 4.30pm
Thursday 27th March – Alford Primary, Alford 3.30 – 4.30pm
Monday 31st March – Buchanhaven Primary, Peterhead 2.30 – 4pm
Tuesday 1st April – Portlethen Primary, Portlethen 2.30 – 4pm
Wednesday 2nd April – Newtonhill Primary, Stonehaven 3.20 – 4.20pm

Further dates and locations will be scheduled after the Easter break.