UNISON says refurbishing schools is a win-win choice

UNISON, the UK’s largest union today called on the Education Minister, Michael Gove to stop the delay and start work on re-building and refurbishing our crumbling schools.

Jon Richards, UNISON Head of Education, said:

“The slow start to the Government’s school rebuilding programme is damaging for pupils, staff and the economy. It is a win-win choice to upgrade buildings and facilities. New buildings boost morale and can inspire pupils and staff to achieve more.

“With the country sinking into a triple dip recession, investing in infrastructure would give a much needed boost to jobs and the local economy.”