FES delaying Salary payments for Skola Sajf

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Various complaints from members to Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers suggest that the operators of Skola Sajf being Foundation for Educational Services (FES) are intending to issue salaries late in September and October. In fact, according to an email regarding salaries – FES officials notified employees of an inconvenient delay.  For instance the initial payment for […]

Newark employees reinstated after UPE meets management.

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Union of Professional Educators – Voice of The Workers (UPE) would like to thank the management of Newark Kindergarten following the encouraging outcome of a meeting held earlier this week in order to find a reasonable compromise on the fate of several KGE’s and LSE’s.                                                                                                                                                        This intervention happened after the Union received information that […]

Timely Intervention by Educators Union Saves Jobs

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Union of Professional Educators – Voice of The Workers (UPE) notes that LSE’s who were previously made redundant by the administrators of St Angela Kindergarten have now been promised alternative employment by Church authorities. One of the LSE’s concerned was reinstated after the Department of Industrial & Employment Relations (DIER) found various flaws in the […]

Carrot and the stick

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The English metaphor “Carrot and the stick” may sometimes reflect the way the Maltese Education system deals with Educators. The metaphor depicts a cart driver who encourages his horse to move, by dangling a carrot in front of whilst smacking it on the rear with a stick. One does not need to specify who the […]

Church School Agreement

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The Union Of Professional Educators –  Voice of The Workers would like to point out a few factors after receiving information that MUT is currently conducting a “vote” similar to the online survey presented in December 2017  with the intention of seeking approval for the signing of the Church School Agreement. Once again the union […]

Photocopy Inconvenience

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The centralised printing system is one of the Education Departments latest scheme.  One has to point out that the policy has been introduced after the revival of a public sector regulation that enforces printing in the public sector to be affected solely by the Government Printing Press. One understands that such as policy is enforced […]

LSE’s left wondering on proposed Degree

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers has been monitoring the situation over the past days upon getting to know that the University of Malta has launched a B.A. (Hons) in Facilitating Inclusive Education.  The degree is being offered in three separate modes: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Facilitating Inclusive Education a […]

Critical Situation at St Angela’s Kindergarten School

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Union of Professional Educators – Voice of The Workers (UPE) is seriously concerned about the confirmation of redundancies of Learning Support Educators (LSEs) from St Angela’s Kindergarten School. In the circumstances, the union held several meetings with its members and officials at the Secretariat for Catholic Educations to resolve the serious matter.  It would appear […]