GMB are calling on Birmingham City Council to reconsider the proposals not to remove the much needed Lollipop Warden on a major highway and dual carriage way outside the Yenton Primary School.
GMB along with the local Labour Party call on the Council to consider the risk associated with certain sites when considering removing this service. This very busy dual carriage way has considerable danger attached to it so needs to retain its valuable Lollipop Warden.
The announcement comes after Birmingham City Council agreed to provisionally keep Lollipop Wardens across the city where there wasn’t a people crossing.
As well as GMB members losing their jobs, it is also a Health & Safety issue for the young people at this school. Children’s lives will be put in danger; a child could be seriously injured or even killed.
School Crossing Patrol Officers are much respected in local communities and do a fulfilling job. GMB is working closely with the school to get this decision reversed.
GMB and its members will be at the school on Friday 9 October with a petition and to also highlight the importance of this role.
Yenton Primary School
Time: 2.50pm onwards.
Gill Whittaker, GMB Organiser said “We are saddened to learn that the Council are considering the removal of the Lollipop Warden. This is a very busy major road that goes past the school, a child could get seriously injured. We would like Birmingham City Council to listen to our concerns and work with us on putting the safety of the children first.