The MUT wrote to the DG DQSE in relation to peripatetic teachers who are being removed from class to organise activities. The Union stated that while it has no objections if the Directorates want to organise a show for the Great Siege Anniversary, the Union can never agree that Primary School teachers are treated as second class citizens and their rights are not respected, not to mention the hundreds of students that are currently being denied lessons in performing arts. On grounds of breach of agreement, the Union stated that it is therefore registering a trade dispute with the Government on this issue and will issue directives to its members in the coming hours that will come into effect on Wednesday morning if the issue is still unresolved.
In a reply, the DG explained that he is in the process of acquiring more information related to any impact that the involvement of specific peripatetic teachers in the celebrations related to the Great Siege anniversary may have had on service provision in schools. He concluded that he will follow up and communicate back.