Did anyone else hear this interview and just about crash on the way to school this morning? To summarise: he mentioned that the EIS have voted to accept the pay deal (no mention of other unions voting to reject, although I do realise that is now irrelevant with the weighting towards the EIS) and stated that as a result EVERY post probationer WOULD HAVE A JOB in August. As a soon to be post probationer, I got a bit excited by this, as you can probably understand. My understanding of the agreement was that there will be "enough jobs available" - NOT that probationers had to get those jobs. Our LA told all probationers that they had guaranteed to keep a "percentage" of probationers next session - however that percentage remained unspecified, which I guess means that keeping on even a handful of us could potentially fulfil their side of the bargain. So - who's telling the truth, and who's telling porky pies? I know a lot of people have the impression that probationers have been guaranteed jobs - but I know NO-ONE who has even been told verbally that they have a job next session, but plenty who have been told there definitely isn't a position where they have been working this year. PS - anyone have a contact number for Alex so I can be first to complain that he broke a campaign promise if I'm signing on for Jobseekers Allowance come August?