The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers, with the various reports of concern from its members in mind, will be issuing directives in the next few days so as to mitigate the possible repercussions which might result from breaches to the protocols in schools.
Over the weekend, the union intends to issue a set of more than 40 directives so as to safeguard its members, as much as possible, from the threat of COVID-19. These directives will be in effect as from Monday the 28th of September and are aimed at State schools, for the time being. Members will be asked to follow the directives, and to use them as a tool to safeguard themselves and their dear ones, as much as possible, in these exceptional times.
Despite the fact that these directives will be targeting State schools, the union will still remain on the alert for any breaches coming from both Church and Independent schools and will take all necessary action to ensure that such breaches are addressed and rectified without delay. Members of the UPE are invited to report any breach which might raise any concern over their safety.
In the meantime, the union issued the following directive to all members in all State schools and at all levels:
Once a breach is noted by our members, the Union is instructing its members to report the breach to the Head of School and leave the classroom setting with immediate effect. Our members will only resume work as per schedule once the breach has been rectified.
Should any of our members have any further queries or would like to communicate with us with regards to possible breaches to the protocols, they should not hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our offices on 2590 5400.