The Phantom think tank

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers was quite surprised to read the article entitled “Teachers left out of public think-tank on education”, published in the early hours of the afternoon on Wednesday the 13th of May. In the article, we learn how a think-tank set up by the government to prepare […]

LSEs and Records of Work

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the workers has been approached by many LSEs with regards to the compiling and submission of records of work at this time. The union has carefully noted all their concerns and after a lengthy consultation as to the value of the documentation, it has come to the […]

KGE Workload Instructions

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers has been approached by many KGEs working in local schools in relation to what they should be expected to do in terms of project plans and weekly plans.  The primary concern that these KGEs had, was the difficulty they have been experiencing when attempting to […]

UPE issues directives following the issuing of DCLE09/2020 and comments by Minister on social media

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers is seriously disappointed with the news our Minister of Education and Employment issued last night on social media with reference to the circular DCLE09/2020. Teachers who contacted the union are feeling betrayed as, yet again, the taskforce struck another blow on our already heavily burdened […]

EFL teachers below the poverty line

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the workers is heart-broken at the e-mails it has been receiving during the past few days, in which it is yet again our colleagues in the EFL sector who are living a reality of utter distress. The mails were many, and wrought with pain which would be […]

Duplication of work directive

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of The Workers, has received reports from various teachers that HoS/EOs are sending Google Forms where teachers are to submit the work which will be given to students in the coming weeks. The union does not consider this acceptable as it can only be considered a duplication of […]