To protect pupils, staff, parents and the wider community – and to help avoid more local or national lockdowns – we’re telling the government it must put its money where its mouth is and fund proper school cleaning.

We’re campaigning for:

  • more cleaners
  • specialist training and PPE
  • decent sick pay and the real Living Wage

We continue to lobby the government on these points.  The Branch has sent a letter to Head Teachers, urging them to get their cleaning, catering and other contractors to provide contractual sick pay so that employees can afford to isolate when they need to. Two-tier sick pay has always been an issue of fairness; now it’s an urgent safety issue too.  The letter can be found here.