The MUT has received a request for comments from a local newsroom in relation to any plans by the Union to ask for insurance of educators following the announcement of a similar scheme for disciplined forces. In reply, the MUT stated that it has proposed many times over the years schemes that include insurance for educators but the government’s reply has always been that it does not provide insurance for its workforce. In view of recent developments, the MUT commented that it will be submitting a formal proposal to the authorities for the insurance of educators.
UPDATE 28/02/2019: The MUT has written to the Minister for Education and Employment and has formally requested that educators are provided with insurance during their duties. More information to follow.