27/09/2018 - Grimethorpe Ladywood School industrial action

A Barnsley Council spokesperson said: “The council has full confidence in the Headteacher and continues to be supportive of the school. The school has declared a significant budget deficit and the Governors have recently met to view alternative proposals.  A meeting with the school, the Trade Unions and council officers has been arranged for next week to consult on these alternative proposals.

“We currently have no additional proposals put forward by the Trade Unions at this time, however, we’re hoping that these will be brought forward at the meeting next week.

“We appreciate that this is a difficult time for those involved and we respect the Trade Union’s right to take industrial action. The safety, well-being and educational needs of the children will always be our main priority and we ask that people respect this. Any individual with concerns should raise their issues through the appropriate channels.” 

A Barnsley Council spokesperson said: "The School and Council held a consultation meeting with the Trade Unions to consider the School's alternative proposals yesterday [Wednesday 3rd October 2018].

"At that meeting no viable proposals were put  by the Trade Unions.

"The School and Council are to hold a formal consultation meeting with the employees next week and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

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