The MUT notes that there is a number of newly employed educators across the country, including teachers, LSEs and KGEs, who are still without their laptops. The MUT has been in contact with the Ministry for Education and Employment on this issue since September after it was informed that these newly employed grades were being told that no laptops are available. In September the Ministry were also telling them that there is no indication of when these will be distributed.
In view of this, the MUT has scheduled a meeting with the Ministry on the matter and as already stated, if the issue is not resolved immediately the Union will have no option but to issue directives to members who have not been provided with this essential tool as stipulated in respective agreements between the MUT and MEDE. It is unacceptable to have educators being denied such basic tools especially when the number of newly employed educators can be forecast and procurement plans made accordingly.