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Category Archives: Ministry

Implementation of the Work-Life Balance Directive in the education sector

July 13, 2022 at 2:40 pm

Implementation of the Work-Life Balance Directive in the education sector

The MUT communicated with the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation with regards to the implementation of the Work-Life Balance Directive announced by the government yesterday. These include several rights to be introduced into Maltese law related to paternity leave, parental leave and carers’ leave. The MUT stated that it will be focusing […]

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Improving social dialogue and industrial relations – MUT meets Parliamentary Secretary Ellul and Minister Grima

May 31, 2022 at 3:59 pm

Improving social dialogue and industrial relations – MUT meets Parliamentary Secretary Ellul and Minister Grima

The MUT has met with the Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister responsible for Social Dialogue, Hon. Dr Andy Ellul and the Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation, Hon. Dr Clifton Grima. Various themes were discussed pertaining to the relation between the trade union and the Government, including the strengthening of […]

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Delay in the receipt of salaries of some educators in State Schools

February 25, 2022 at 8:26 am

Delay in the receipt of salaries of some educators in State Schools

The MUT has communicated with the Ministry regarding educators in state schools who have not received their salary in the respective bank accounts. The union has been informed that the said salaries shall be received shortly as there was a problem with the processing of a file. The MUT shall continue to follow the issue.

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Ongoing meetings with the Ministry for Education and Sport

January 31, 2022 at 4:42 pm

Ongoing meetings with the Ministry for Education and Sport

The MUT is holding regular meetings with the new Minister and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Education and Sport. The next meetings shall focus on the provision of new laptops to educators in State Schools and the pending issues at MCAST. Members shall be updated following meetings. 

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Appreciate that educators are working in freezing schools

January 26, 2022 at 9:22 am

Appreciate that educators are working in freezing schools

Whilst Ministry and Directorates personnel are having AC units on heating mode running day and night at their respective offices, schools are freezing. Members reported that the inside and outside temperatures in schools are practically the same, owing mainly to the health protocols requiring doors and windows to be kept open ​and because of an […]

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Meeting set with new Permanent Secretary

January 17, 2022 at 5:03 pm

Meeting set with new Permanent Secretary

Following the news earlier today, the MUT has been in contact with the new Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Education and Sport, Mr Matthew Vella, and shall be meeting him in order to provide an overview of pending issues and start working immediately for the benefit of educators and students. Meanwhile the MUT thanks […]

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The new Minister for Education and Sport meets the MUT Council

January 11, 2022 at 3:06 pm

The new Minister for Education and Sport meets the MUT Council

Yesterday, the new Minister for Education and Sport, Hon Dr Clifton Grima, held the first meeting with the MUT Council. This followed the meetings held with MUT Officials immediately upon the Minister’s appointment. The discussion focused on the need to maintain dialogue between the MUT and the Ministry to address the current challenges and to […]

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Replacement of Teachers by SMT members

January 11, 2022 at 3:04 pm

Replacement of Teachers by SMT members

The MUT is informed that a number of SMT members are being requested to replace teachers due to the number of teachers in quarantine or on sick leave. The Union has discussed this issue at length prior to the re-opening of schools and has been assured that the direction shall be that whenever there are […]

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