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”.

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