Since the beginning of Covid-19, teachers and their unions have been right about schools while the government was wrong. That’s why the right-wing press is trying to demonise them – and why we need to fight back.
As Covid wreaks havoc on the NHS, the government’s plan to open schools this Monday is a serious risk to public health. School workers have a duty to push back – and we have a duty to support them.
When the government announced their plans to reopen schools without consultation, Boris Johnson expected to be able to ignore the concerns of teachers – instead he has breathed new life into their trade unions.