NORTH LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND — A Scottish union is accusing the North Lanarkshire Council of putting the safety of students at risk by cutting certain school services, according to STV Cumbernauld.
council has plans to cut £1.5m from janitorial services, a move the
union says would reduce the health and safety of students, the article
"These proposals would reduce health and safety within schools in North
Lanarkshire due to cover being stretched thinner and opening and
closing times of school buildings being reduced,” said John Mooney,
branch secretary of Unison North Lanarkshire.
"The council is not looking at the bigger picture in terms of the vital
service that these members provide. Reductions in line with the
proposals would mean that no one would be in schools early to ensure
that playgrounds are salted in times of bad weather or to check that the
classrooms are safe for pupils arriving,” Mooney added.
According to the article, faculty in Cumbernauld schools see janitors
as an essential part of school life, ensuring both function and safety.
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