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Category Archives: State Schools

Schools not obliged to accept personal unofficial electronic devices

September 11, 2015 at 10:10 am

Schools not obliged to accept personal unofficial electronic devices

Given that there is no agreement on the matter, the MUT would like to notify all schools that they are not obliged to accept students’ personal unofficial/unauthorised electronic devices including tablets and mobiles. Any instances of pressure on Union members should be reported to the Union.

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Mobility of workers agreement explained

September 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Mobility of workers agreement explained

Following the agreement made between the Union and the Government on the mobility of workers, the President of the MUT Kevin Bonello published a number of points online to better explain the conditions of this agreement. The document (in Maltese) can be accessed here.

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Urgent Information Requested from Heads on School Attendance

September 4, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Urgent Information Requested from Heads on School Attendance

The MUT wrote to the DG Operations in relation to communication issued from his office to schools regarding school attendance. The MUT is informed that the DG’s office is requesting Heads of Schools to carry out some urgent work in relation to student attendance. Members in fact informed the Union that a list of students […]

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First Aiders in Schools – Application on Voluntary Basis

August 31, 2015 at 9:05 am

First Aiders in Schools – Application on Voluntary Basis

The Union is informed that, following repeated calls for applications for First Aiders in Schools (with added duties), attempts are being made to enlist the required complement. In view of the fact that the Union received complaints on attempts which are tantamount to pressure, MUT members experiencing such a situation are advised to contact the […]

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Agreement on Mobility of workers ratified by Church Schools

August 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Agreement on Mobility of workers ratified by Church Schools

Following the agreement made between the Union and the Government on mobility, the Union would like to announce with pleasure that the Secretariat for Catholic Education has ratified the mobility agreement as well. This effectively means that all Teachers, Kindergarten Assistants and Learning Support Assistants will retain their salary progression if their employment changes from […]

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Replacement of Laptops in State Schools

August 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Replacement of Laptops in State Schools

The Union had ongoing discussions with the Directorates about the pressing need to replace teachers’ laptops, to provide laptops to all teaching grades and to install a station/PC in all classrooms to be connected with the interactive whiteboard. This pressing need has been acknowledged several months ago and both the Union and Directorates had discussed […]

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MUT Signs Agreement on Mobility of workers

July 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

MUT Signs Agreement on Mobility of workers

The Union and the Government have signed an agreement on the principle which will enable all Teachers, Kindergarten Assistants and Learning Support Assistants to retain their salary progression if they are employed with another employer. The agreement, which was signed on Wednesday 30th July, is also inviting all the other employers, including Church and Independent […]

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ATTENTION all State School Primary Teachers – update on checklists

July 31, 2015 at 10:55 am

ATTENTION all State School Primary Teachers – update on checklists

After discussions held yesterday between Union officials and the DQSE, it was agreed that checklists in the primary sector should NOT BE filled in following testing or special assessment methods. The DQSE had already made this clear in Circular DCM 074/2015 issued on 6th March. Class teachers in tandem with complementary teachers are to fill […]

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MUT requests implementation of changes as per Student Services Agreement

July 27, 2015 at 11:30 am

MUT requests implementation of changes as per Student Services Agreement

The MUT has asked the DG DES and the DG Operations why it appears that the changes brought about by the Student Services Agreement are still not implemented. The MUT mentioned the salaries, which have not changed at all for anyone under the agreement, and the new nomenclatures which should now be used. Following this […]

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