Mr Courtney responded: ” I do. We have similar advice to the NASUWT. There is an obligation on employers to keep people safe.
“If you go ahead with school opening without a proper scientific basis, we will tell our members they shouldn’t put themselves in harm’s way. They shouldn’t work in unsafe buildings.”
The General Secretary of the National Education Union continued: “If you are walking up to your building and it is on fire, you don’t go into it.
“If we are not convinced it is safe, I don’t think schools will open. This conflict is with the Government, and it’s over the science.