HEALTH AND SAFETY CUTS PUT LIVES AT RISK

HEALTH AND SAFETY CUTS PUT LIVES AT RISK

The Coalition Government’s attacks on health and safety protections threaten to put the lives of children and adults in schools and colleges at risk, representatives at the Annual Conference of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, will argue today.

A motion condemning moves by the Coalition to remove vital health and safety protections in the workplace is due to be debated at the Conference in Bournemouth today.

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:

“Nothing exemplifies the contempt of this government for ordinary working people more than the weakening of health and safety legislation.

“But the real concern for teachers is the deregulation of important provisions designed to safeguard children.

“By trivialising and trashing health and safety provisions, the Coalition is gambling with people’s lives.

“This is reckless and unacceptable and the NASUWT will continue to expose the risks and campaign against these changes.”

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