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Letter re: face coverings in schools

Posted: 6th May 2021

Particularly for those working in schools please find below an open letter to Secretary of State for Education regarding the need to continue wearing face coverings as a mitigatory measure against Covid in schools:

https://www.covidactiongroup.com/open-letter-to-secretary-of-state-for-education

If you haven’t signed already and want to please see below. Also forward to others that maybe interested – students…

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Victory for millions of low paid public sector workers as exit cap regulations withdrawn

Posted: 15th February 2021

Ministers forced into change following Judicial Review brought by GMB Union

GMB Union, which represents more than 300,000 workers in local government and the wider public sector, has welcomed the Government’s decision to withdraw its exit cap regulations.

The Government’s u-turn means that the perverse regulations that have hit low paid workers the hardest will…

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Latest Bulletin for Schools Staff

Posted: 22nd January 2021

COVID-19 ABSENCE RATES HIGHER FOR SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF THAN TEACHERS, GMB ANALYSIS SHOWS

Throughout the pandemic your union has been raising concerns that our members are disproportionately being exposed to the Covid virus.

School support staff make up 2/3 of the total education workforce and have been on the frontline in every classroom and every…

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Making Schools Safe

Posted: 5th January 2021

From New Year’s Day onwards GMB has called on Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson to extend home learning for all primary school children with the exception of vulnerable children and key workers’ children.

GMB will never play fast and loose with the security of your jobs and whilst most of the country moves…

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Bulletin for schools-based members : England

Posted: 21st December 2020

GMB SCHOOL STAFF MEMBERS ‘DON’T TAKE PART IN ‘DANGEROUS TESTING EXPERIMENT’ UNTIL SAFEGUARDS PUT IN PLACE

Billions given to friends of Tory ministers to deliver testing – why must schools scrabble around for volunteers over Christmas holiday, asks GMB Union?

GMB, the union for school staff, will tell members not to volunteer for the ‘chaotic…

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