Warning shot for Glasgow

18th February 2000 at 00:00
MORE than 1,000 teachers have protested at a lack of consultation over Glasgow's plans to fund its school building programme by a public private partnership (PPP).

Under the plans, 29 schools will be upgraded but the Educational Institute of Scotland says that teachers are concerned about a shortage of classroom space, which will result in more displaced teachers and classes.

Willie Hart, secretary of the union's Glasgow local association, said: "We realise that the council is talking of expenditure of pound;200 millin, but that is all the more reason why they should be getting it right.

"To do that they should listen to the people who are going to be working in these schools over the next 30 years, the teachers."

The city's investment in information and communications technology was welcome but its impact would be diminished if other facilities were missing.

In December, Glasgow warned that teachers would lose a day's pay if they took part in a lobby, subsequently cancelled, of an education committee meeting.

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