LSEs stripped of desk and chair in classrooms – UPE

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With classrooms being stripped of non-essential furniture due to social distancing protocols, LSEs have been also stripped of the possibility of having a desk and a chair for their own use in the classrooms they work in. 

This was announced by The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers (UPE), who stated that it has been contacted by several members regarding this issue.

The Union expressed its concern over this issue, saying it is inconceivable to consider such an arrangement as being superfluous to the working requirement of an educator, who will thus be forced to spend a whole day standing up and have no access to a surface on which to complete paperwork which is essential in the completion of daily activities. 

The UPE has issued a trade dispute on this matter, and if it is not resolved in a timely manner the union intends to issue directives to address this unacceptable state of affairs.

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