Schools reopening: a statement from the joint Trade Unions

Joint union statement:

Unions representing workers in education have raised concerns about government plans for schools to reopen from 1st June. Nine unions, UNISON, AEP, GMB, NAHT, NASUWT, NEU, NSEAD, PROSPECT & UNITE have publicised a strongly worded statement saying that government ministers should step back from the 1st June target and put safety first. The joint union statement says, “We all want schools to re-open, but that should only happen when it is safe to do so. The government is showing a lack of understanding about the dangers of the spread of coronavirus within schools, and outwards from schools to parents, siblings and relatives, and to the wider community”.

To read in full go to:

www.tuc.org.uk/news/education-unions-statement-safe-reopening-schools