The MUT has today declared its third industrial dispute with MCAST. This dispute follows an ultimatum issued by MUT whereby the union requested MCAST to withdraw the unwarranted direction issued to high-risk educators. MCAST is the only institution which is not respecting the high-risk status of educators and is expecting educators who are considered high-risk to re-apply to have their situation re-examined. MCAST is also claiming that it shall distinguish between employees who received vaccination and those who did not receive it. Since this decision goes against all national practices and it does not follow any health protocol, and since MCAST persisted in its position, the union had to declare a trade dispute and shall be updating members accordingly.
Meeting set with new Permanent Secretary 17th January 2022
Negotiations of agreements: update 13th January 2022