John Swinney Response to BIGTU

Created on: 25 May 2020 | Last modified: 18 Jan 2021

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney, has written a response to the British Irish Group of Teacher Unions (BIGTU).

BIGTU sent Mr Swinney a letter on 4th May 2020 on behalf of almost 1 million teachers and education staff,  warning of the "very real risk of creating a spike in the transmission of the virus by a premature opening of schools."

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