Category: Schools/colleges/nurseries

Figures reveal toll of asbestos in schools

From teaching assistants to teachers to pupils, asbestos in schools is a killer and cuts to school funding can only make the situation worse.  Click here to read more.

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School Funding Mass Lobby

24 October 2017 9:30am – Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, Westminster SW1P 3DW On Tuesday 24 October UNISON and other education unions will hold a mass lobby of Parliament to protest against education funding cuts.  Click here to read more.

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Lobby of London Councils – Monday 14 August – 9.30am

All UNISON members are encouraged to attend the lobby.  Assemble at  9.30am, 59½ Southwark Street, SE1 0AL, a short walk from London Bridge station and tube, with London Councils meeting at 10.30am.  See attached flyer for further details.  

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Asbestos matters again: St. Mary’s School, Walthamstow

A quick visit to the Health and Safety Executive’s website reveals that LBWF has form on asbestos – see here:

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Waltham Forest: Companies fined after workers exposed to asbestos at St Mary’s school

Three companies have been fined a total of more than £1m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest.  Click here to read more.

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Fair Funding for All Schools

16 July 2017 12:00pm–3:00pm, Victoria Embankment and Parliament Square, London. March, family activities and rally for fair school funding in England. A Carnival Against the Cuts organised by parent group Fair Funding for All Schools to oppose school budget cuts

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Statement On Fire Safety In Schools In Light Of The Grenfell Tower Fire

Attached is the letter send to all schools from LBWF.

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Whole Borough meeting on support staff cuts

We will be holding a borough wide meeting on Tuesday 4th July at 5pm at The Quaker Meeting House in Walthamstow, Jewel Road, E17 4QU to discuss possible education cuts next term and the way these cuts may disproportionately affect support staff.

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We cannot compromise safety in schools. Asbestos must be removed

If the government is serious about learning lessons from Grenfell, then it needs to rid schools of asbestos. Otherwise its toxic effects could prove a health time bomb.  Click here to read more.

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School cuts march

A couple of photos from the recent schools cuts march (courtesy of Oona Kelly)  

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