“The EIS will always oppose cuts to school budgets and staffing, and works with other trade unions and parents groups to protect schools from damaging cuts. These proposed cuts to young people’s education are severe, and would have a deeply damaging impact on provision across the local authority area. The EIS is already in discussions with the other staff trade unions as to how best to fight these cuts, and is aware that parents’ groups are also organising and highly motivated to protect our schools and the education of our young people.” – EIS spokesperson