Patsy McGlone 11th February 2008
Written Answer from the Minister for Education
Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Mr P McGlone asked the Minister of Education to detail the number of classroom assistants, who are members of each relevant trade union, in relation to the recent ballot on industrial action.
Ms C Ruane: I am advised by the education and library boards that they do not have the information requested. The boards are aware only of the numbers who opt to pay their trade union subscriptions through the payroll system, but this does not take account of those members who pay their subscriptions by direct debit. It is solely each trade union which can confirm its actual membership.