Commenting on the Labour Party’s move today (Tuesday) to force the government to reveal details of the location and condition of school buildings at risk of collapse, UNISON head of education Mike Short said:
“The potentially dangerous state of some school buildings is a matter of urgent public interest. Parents, carers and staff should be told if any school buildings are on the brink of collapse.
“This is a disaster waiting to happen. By concealing the truth, ministers are failing in their duty of care to protect thousands of pupils and staff by exposing them to such threats.
“It’s high time they came clean about the state of disrepair in many schools. A recently announced increase in 2023 schools funding falls way short of what’s needed to make schools safe.”
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 the public, voluntary and private sectors.
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