Support staff have little confidence in government school safety plans, says UNISON

Only 2% of employees felt reassured

Education unions agree statement on the safe reopening of schools

Ministers should step back from 1 June target and put safety first

Frightened workers self-isolating to protect vulnerable loved ones shouldn’t be punished

Extend furlough and sick pay for those protecting loves ones

UNISON calls for government to prioritise staff safety before re-opening schools

Suggestions that the government in England is considering reopening schools has caused huge anxiety amongst school staff and parents

Staff serving school meals to pupils

UNISON challenges government’s claim that education staff don’t need PPE

Union raises strong concerns with Department for Education’s latest guidance

Don’t forget to thank school support staff too, says UNISON

UNISON has written to the education secretary urging the government to show its thanks to all school staff, and to clarify urgently what personal protective equipment they should be using.