Dear Colleagues

Firstly, I would like to welcome you back into your work place.

I fully understand that you may feel concerned or anxious about returning, be rest assured that UNISON has been engaged in discussions with the Scottish Government, their scientific advisors, COSLA and Renfrewshire Council to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing at work.

UNISON was involved in developing Renfrewshire Council’s “Operational Guidance for Schools” document (see attached).

We have been working over the past few weeks reviewing the “risk assessments” and making sure as far as possible all the measures required are in place including additional cleaning provision.

UNISON understands that some members may have personal issues that still require to be addressed and I would ask that you contact the branch office for assistance.

Whilst everything possible has been done to ensure a safe return, it is without doubt that somethings will arise that require further attention or intervention. UNISON would request that you raise anything with your local management in the first instance and contact us in the event the matter isn’t resolved.

Please ensure you follow the “guidance” and “risk assessment” actions – continue to wash your hands regularly and maintain social distancing as outlined.

We are holding a virtual meeting for all members employed in Schools and Education Establishments on Wednesday 12th August 2020 @ 6.30pm. This will provide an opportunity to hear from your Branch Officers and for you to raise any matters with us.

Please use this link to join the meeting:

Schools & Education Establishments

Wed, Aug 12, 2020 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (BST)

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Mark Ferguson
Branch Secretary