The MUT has declared a trade dispute with the Secretariat for Catholic Education, which is responsible for St. Angela Kindergarten. Earlier this summer, the Union objected to the transfer of two Learning Support Assistants from St. Angela, Żabbar, to other schools as the reasons provided by the Secretariat were unjustified. Following a series of correspondence and a proposed meeting which was never held, the Secretariat pursued with its plans to transfer the two LSAs. Rather than tackling the mismanagement issues, which include serious financial and administrative malpractices, the Secretariat is transferring personnel in an attempt to hide shortcomings and silence employees. Meanwhile, the Union issued a directive to the two LSAs affected to continue reporting to work at St. Angela, Żabbar.