MUT is hereby reporting the first information gathered regarding the strike of educators in State Schools and in Church Schools. As anticipated, the participation in the strike is overwhelming with the majority of educators participating in the strike. Initial data indicates a participation up to 97%. The effect of the strike could be visibly seen also during school opening times in the morning since school entrances were seen empty and without the presence of educators and students. The one-day strike has been called by MUT due to the failure of negotiations with the government on the financial package of educators. In the first comment about the strike, MUT President, Officials and Council thanked educators for this manifestation of support towards the common good. Today’s support shows that educators are united alongside MUT, the sole union that represents them and are ready to go all the way to obtain the deserved status and esteem. The way forward is clear. The MUT has always said that it is ready to discuss the situation with the government and it remains open to such discussions.