From next April, Herts County are ceasing to pay Outer London Fringe Allowance to school-support staff. The teaching staff are keeping their Outer London Fringe Allowance. This will affect my pension, not by much, but it will. It also introduces a two-tier employment structure, and turns me into a second-class employee. Realistically, pragmatically, I do one of the most key non-teaching jobs in the school, given the reliance on IT and A/V in the modern classroom, and to boot, a job that NO ONE else here can do, in a position that would cost them much more than I'm being paid now to fill with someone of the same experience, ethic, calibre and skill-set.
None of the teaching unions were anywhere to be seen during this, predictably, and Unison, to my mind, rolled-over and allowed County to shaft us.
The whole man-jack of them can get to............as far as I'm concerned, just give me my pension accrual that's due to me on the 7th anniversay of when I started here, it won't be much, and I'll take it and go.
As far away as it will get me.
Disillusioned of Hertfordshire