Committee For Education Welcomes Agreement
Date: Friday, 30 November 2007
Reference: EDU 05/07
At today’s meeting of the Committee for Education, the Committee welcomed the collective agreement, by some Trade Unions, on the proposals for Classroom Assistants, which were contained in the Employers’ offer of 28 September 2007.
In welcoming this development, the Chairperson of the Committee, Mr Sammy Wilson MP MLA, said:
“I hope that this will bring all schools affected by the Classroom Assistants’ dispute back to normality as soon as possible – without further interruption to the children’s education”.
Notes to Editors:
The Chairperson of the Committee is Mr Sammy Wilson, MP MLA
The Deputy Chairperson is Mr Dominic Bradley MLA
The Committee has a further 9 members:
Mrs Mary Bradley MLA
Mr Paul Butler MLA
Rt. Hon Mr Jeffrey Donaldson MP MLA
Mr Trevor Lunn MLA
Mr Basil McCrea MLA
Miss Michelle McIlveen MLA
Ms Michelle O’Neill MLA
Mr Ken Robinson MLA
Mr Mervyn Storey MLA
The Committee has a scrutiny, policy development and consultative role, and advises the Minister of Education directly on the policies and plans of the Department.