Durham County Council has suspended the notices of dismissal and re-engagement that it had issued to its Teaching Assistants. It will now be engaging in talks aimed at resolving the dispute. Tomorrow's strike has therefore been called off.
There is still a lot of fighting to do. But a victory march at next year's Miners' Gala ought to feature every re-elected Lib Dem and Independent, and everyone who had taken the seat of a Labour councillor who had voted against the TAs. Without wishing to speak out of turn, at least one of their remarkable organisers ought to speak from the platform, as their stalwart supporter, Jeremy Corbyn, has already promised to do for the third year running.