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Substandard Face Masks

The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers has received various complaints from its members stating that the face masks provided by the Ministry of Education and Employment are of substandard quality and are thus not breathable and create discomfort if worn for a long span of time as required by school hours.

The Union is therefore asking the Ministry to provide all educators with two surgical masks daily if it truly holds its educators’ health and well-being at heart, as stated many times by the Minister himself. 

Educators, as the frontliners of the education department, are to be safeguarded at all times and it is ultimately the employer’s responsibility to safeguard their health and safety while performing their duties. 

Should any of our members have any further queries they are to contact the union at info@upevow.com or by calling our offices on 2590 5400