Withdrawal of Directive – UPE Reserves The Right To Issue Indentical Individual Directive

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On the 15th of January 2021 the Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers had reiterated a directive from the 9th of December 2020, which states as follows: Peripatetic Teachers, Nurture Group Teachers, Nurture Group LSEs, Complementary Teachers, and Literacy Support Teachers, who are members of the UPE, are to adhere to their scheduled time table and not […]

The Invisible Agreement

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers is still waiting for the written document detailing the agreement made between the MUT and the government following the strike which was held last week.  The UPE is, formally requesting a copy of the above mentioned document from the Government, without any further delay. The […]

Allow Less Leeway to Contain the Pandemic

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers is very concerned about the upcoming Carnival activities which are due to take place in February. Despite the cancellation of mass gatherings, and of organised events, which might bring large numbers of people together, red flags have been raised over the evidence of people nonetheless […]

Instructions To The Circular DES 03/2021 – Services of Peripatetic Teachers

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers has reviewed the circular issued today, Friday the 15th of January 2021, with reference number DES 03/2021. In this circular, it is being made very clear that even though the services of peripatetic teachers is being restored, these will still only be considered as being […]

Solidarity With The MAM

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers is shocked at the news that a health consultant responsible for the co-ordination of the Public Health Response to COVID-19 has been “removed”, as stated by the Medical Association of Malta earlier today, following a recommendation he made regarding school closure. The UPE would like […]

The Devil Is in the Detail

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers would like to raise the issue that the deal struck yesterday between MUT and the Government will be difficult, if not even impossible, to implement.  Reference was made to contact tracing procedures in schools. It should seem redundant to have to admit that it is […]

Church and Private School Lose Autonomy After Disastrous MUT Deal

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers, cannot help but notice that Church and Private schools have been stripped of their autonomy in operation following yet another disastrous  MUT backdoor-deal.  Online practice was successfully mustered, in March 2020, by Church and Private school educators, whose institutions invested on academic platforms as well […]