Founded in 2010, the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) protects education workers by campaigning for all asbestos to be removed from schools, raising awareness and promoting improved management of asbestos in education sector buildings. The JUAC members are representatives from ASCL, GMB, NAHT, NASUWT, NEU, UNISON, Unite the Union, and Voice.
JUAC aims to make UK schools and colleges safe from the dangers of asbestos, both for staff and pupils. JUAC’s ultimate aim is for a Government funded phased removal of all asbestos in schools. In the interim JUAC campaigns for improved asbestos management.
You can find lots of information about the asbestos in schools campaign on this website, as well as various JUAC guidance documents and resources.
You can also follow and contact the Committee on Facebook and Twitter through the links below.
Department for Education guidance on asbestos management in schools is available here.