I wondered if this was affecting any other LEAs or whether its just us. I work for Nottingham City and they have just informed us that all TAs are going to have a significant pay cut (Ranging from £4000-£7000 depending on how much they are currently paid) because they will no longer be paid for 52 weeks a year, only for the 35 (or however many it is). They are trying to create 'single status' wherein all council staff (Excluding teachers) are on a similar rate of pay. Theyre also going to have to work over the holidays doing playschemes/holiday clubs/work within school. If they dont sign, they face disciplinary and potentially can be forced out of their jobs. I dont understand how on earth it is legal, but am assuming the people at the top have made sure they can do this before they went ahead with it. The unions have been arranging meetings and they are all adamantly fighting it - as teachers we are looking into what we can do to support it too. Is it just us?