Sign our petition to ensure school support workers have their voices heard on health and safety
We recently surveyed school support workers to gain insight into how these important groups of workers feel about their return to work. It is fair to say that the results highlight a number of concerns which must be addressed.
Without the work of school support workers—such as janitors, cleaners and pupils support assistants—schools would not be operational. So why do these groups of workers continue to be excluded when decisions are made around health and safety at work and information is distributed?
Sign our petition for school support workers and find out more about your rights below.
Our survey paints a worrying picture.
Key findings show, that of our respondents
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Following the Scottish Government’s guidance, schools are due to return next week. Staff and pupils—and their families and friends—will be anxious that the return has been rushed without time for all health and safety measures to be put in place.
Staff and pupils—and their friends and families—should not be put at risk by the impact of employers’ carelessness as they rush to reopen schools.
When you return
All workers need to understand
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Unite: committed to the physical and mental health of workers
We are committed to ensuring that the mental and physical wellbeing of workers is a priority. Public transport and shops in Scotland now require you to wear a face coverings, so we have stepped up to provide face coverings for frontline workers in the City of Edinburgh Council.
We are commitment to doing all that we can to ensure that all working environments are safe for our members.
Craig Cummings, branch convener, talks us through the face covering debate below.
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