About JUAC

The Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) is formed from the union members of the Asbestos in Schools Group (AIS). JUAC is Chaired by John McClean and AIS is currently Chaired by Rachel Reeves MP.

The members of JUAC are ASCL, ATL, GMB, NAHTNASUWT,  NUT, UNISON, Unite the Union and Voice. The JUAC unions represent teachers, school leaders and support staff.

JUAC works in conjunction with AIS and supports its aim and objectives.

JUAC is a non-party political group.

JUAC and AIS have a common interest in making UK schools and colleges safe from the dangers of asbestos, both for staff and pupils.

In the long term we wish to see all asbestos removed from all schools. However we recognise that, realistically, the focus in the short and medium term must be on safe management of asbestos in schools and colleges.

The Department for Education has now issued specific Abestos Awareness Guidance for UK Schools and Colleges. JUAC supports the guidance and encourages all school staff to access the guidance here.


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