Statement in Response to Unison Claims 29.5.20

In response to a series of false claims from Unison, Astrea Academy Trust has released this statement:


“We were disappointed to see these comments from Unison, particularly so given they have repeatedly declined our offers to engage and discuss our plans with them. We have had constructive discussions with all the other unions, sharing our risk assessments with them and talking through the protective measures we are taking.


“The safety of our children and our staff will always be our number one priority, and all of our preparations are driven by that. Risk assessments have now been completed for all employees and only those who are happy to come into school are doing so.


“We have invited Unison to attend a meeting with all unions on Monday 1 June to discuss the risk assessments of our first wave of schools that will open. We have yet to hear from them, but in the interests of their members, we very much hope Unison will join that discussion.”