UNISON and NEU write to headteachers across Tower Hamlets

UNISON and NEU in Tower Hamlets have written to headteachers across Tower Hamlets following the call by both unions for schools to be included in the national lockdown. Joint Letter to Headteachers in Tower Hamlets UNISON National Schools Committee Statement on schools and lockdown Come to our All Schools Members Meeting • Tuesday 17 November, […]

Schools Update: June 1 “is too soon” for safe wider reopening

This update includes specific advice for: a meeting for all members on Monday, schools that are pursuing an unsafe wider reopening, vulnerable members (and members with vulnerable people in their household). All members meeting • Only reopen schools when it’s safe • Resist Tower Rewards • Monday 1 June, 12.30pm Meeting ID: 820-8652-6353 Password (includes […]

Schools Update: keep our children safe, put our communities first

Most schools in the borough have decided to listen to the views of union members and will not be having a wider reopening on June 1. Today, we are writing to schools across the borough who are still planning to go ahead with a reckless wider reopening to urge them to stop. We remind our […]

Schools Update: keep organising to stop an unsafe wider reopening of schools on June 1

Download the updated Unison Schools Open Letter for school groups Last Friday, we had a fantastic meeting with 282 schools members joining a Zoom call addressed by Dr Jackie Applebee, NEU branch secretary Alex Kenny, and our branch secretary, John McLoughlin. We also had a fantastic message of support from Apsana Begum MP (see below). […]

No going back until it’s safe: joint union letter on conditions for a safe return

Unison, the NEU, GMB and Unite have written jointly to Amanda Harcus, head of HR for London Borough of Tower Hamlets, outlining the conditions for a safe return to working outside of the home. You can download this letter by clicking the link below: Trade Union concerns about return to workplaces, 6 May 2020 Act […]

Schools: No going back until it is safe

All school staff will be anxious at the government announcement that they intend to commence a wider opening of schools from as early as 1 June. UNISON is working closely with the NEU and other education unions to ensure that children and their families, staff and our wider community are not put at unnecessary risk. […]