There is a lot to be said for forming a Union committee. No lone person has to carry the load, because the workload is spread among the committee.
Ideally a chapter committee should represent all sectors and departments within a school.
Spreading tasks and responsibilities over a chapter committee assists in fairer decision making and representation.
All school staff need and should have a voice and what better way to be involved than by belonging to a chapter committee?
A chapter committee recommendation is more likely to be accepted than an individual one.
Chapter committees will bring a greater brains trust, as members from different sectors and departments will bring diverse abilities, backgrounds, values and viewpoints, which results in more informed decision making and representation.
Chapter committees motivate each other to keep searching for solutions.
Another way for support staff to have a voice is to fill in the Support Staff survey that was sent via email. If you haven’t completed it already click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F2KHMBN