Thursday 5 December 2019
Labour’s plans will improve education for all, says UNISON
Commenting on Labour’s plans to improve education standards for all children published today (Thursday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Schools are paying a high price for government cuts, which have starved them of funding for years.
“Slashed staffing numbers, rising class sizes and dilapidated buildings are the legacy of a public-school elite with little interest in providing quality education for every child and young person.
“Labour has unveiled a vision of a progressive education system. Investing in staff, pupils and buildings is the only way to reverse the damage inflicted by a callous, self-serving government.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.