The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers, has been informed that as from next week, full time 1-to-1 LSEs will no longer be entitled to their 15-minute break as was stipulated in the collective agreement, but will instead be compensated financially to cover those 15 minutes..
The Union would like to point out that there has been a long-standing discrimination towards LSEs who are supporting students with a Shared Same Class entitlement, who have to support their student throughout the day without any breaks.
For this reason, the UPE is formally asking the Ministry of Education and Employment to financially compensate all LSEs who work with students who are statemented as Shared Same Class. In this way, the Ministry would eliminate any form of discrimination.
The UPE would like to advise all those LSEs who are supporting students with a shared statement of needs (2.5-hour entitlement per day) to adhere to the allotted time. Such members would be required to assist other students in the same class after giving their service to their student.
The Union of Professional Educators is truly sensitized to the plea of its members and will therefore not stop calling for this injustice to cease.
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Full Time 1-to-1 Support – LSE to support student all day
Shared Same Class Support – LSE to support student all-day (Can support other Shared Same Class or Shared students)
Shared Support – LSE to support student for 2.5 hours per day.