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GMB welcomes U-turn on schools re-opening after PM claimed schools were safe

Decision would have been taken days ago if Government had any respect for science or those working in schools

GMB, the union for school support staff, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to belatedly overrule Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and order school closures to all but key workers and vulnerable children.

The decision comes after sustained pressure by those working in schools for the Prime Minister to respect the science and take action to protect people.

The union said the Government had much work still to do to make schools safe so the goal of full re-opening could be achieved – but that it no longer had any confidence that Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is up to the job or could be trusted to protect the welfare of pupils, staff or the wider community.

 

Read the full briefing at on the GMB Schools Noticeboard

 

 

Posted: 5th January 2021

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