School support staff have been treated to care packages from UNISON as pupils have returned to the classroom. The packages were delivered to schools across Plymouth and Torbay over the last week.
The packages are part of a wider campaign from the UK’s biggest trade union to have more health and safety representatives in the workplace.
UNISON firmly believes the government’s guidance falls short and that there doesn’t appear to be a ‘Plan B’ in case of further outbreaks.
UNISON South West area organiser Charlie Woods said:
“School support staff are understandably cautious about returning to the classroom. It has been a pleasure to get out and show that UNISON is here for them both for support but also as a campaigning voice.
“Health and safety representatives play a crucial role in any workplace, even more so in the current environment.
“UNISON are campaigning for improvements and our plan to have a health and safety representative will help support our work to help make schools safer for everyone. No one wants to see schools shut down again after a few days because we haven’t done enough to put necessary measures in place.”