All three members are teaching assistants in an infant school. None of them are full time and none of them could afford to lose two days pay. BUT the impact of year on year pay cuts meant they felt they had to send a message to Gordon Brown that it is simply not good enough!
Just like TA's around the country they work well beyond their contracted hours because they love the kids and they love the job. But they have to pay bills like everyone else. They just want a Fair Wage.
"The offer from the Government is derisory , its a pay cut, what does 20p an hour mean to me?" (one of the teaching assistants)