Union warns dirty schools pose a health risk as survey highlights cleaning cutsUnion warns dirty schools pose a health risk as survey highlights cleaning cuts

Dirty schools caused by cleaning cutbacks pose a health risk for pupils and staff, a teaching union has warned. Union representatives from more than 600 schools across Scotland took part in an EIS online survey and 80% said their school had suffered a drop in the frequency or quality of cleaning due to budget cuts in the past three years.

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Nearly half of teachers ‘seeking medical help for stress’Nearly half of teachers ‘seeking medical help for stress’

Nearly half of Scottish teachers have seen a medical professional in the last year as a result of stress and workload, according to a survey. A poll by the NASUWT teaching union also found one in ten teachers had been prescribed anti-depressants to help them cope, while seven per cent have increased their reliance on prescription drugs.

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