Directive – Lack of LSE’s in Church Schools

The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of The Workers, has been receiving various complaints that LSEs working in Church Schools, who had been assigned to a class or to a particular student at the beginning of the year are being asked to leave the classroom they were originally assigned to, so as to support a different class, halfway through the academic year. This is creating endless confusion as well as a sense of helplessness. Teachers have been struggling in class since this support has been removed. 

Teachers and LSEs in particular, are beginning to reap the fruit of the incompetence of the ‘historical’ MUT agreement, with LSEs being removed from class, all of this resulting from a lack of manpower on the side of the Secretariat of Catholic Education. 

The UPE can’t allow such a scenario to happen without anyone taking action and for this reason, the Union is issuing the following directives to all of its members. 

Church School LSEs who are members of the UPE are to remain in the class, or cover the student, that the school had assigned them to at the beginning of the year, and they are not to leave that class to see to the needs of another classroom or student. 

The Union will keep on monitoring the situation and will continue issuing further directives if the problem is not resolved within the coming days. Members of the Union can contact us via email at or by calling our offices on 2590 5400