MUT calls off planned strike action for teachers on Monday
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The MUT has said that following notification from the Ministry of Education late yesterday informing them that the proposed Education Act had been withdrawn from Parliament, and after further meetings, they have decided to call of the planned strike action for teachers on Monday.
The MUT Council said that it had held an urgent meeting on Friday evening, followed by a meeting between officials and the Education Minister Evarist Bartolo, Parliamentary Secretary Clifton Grima, Dr. Francis Fabri and Dr Charmaine Cristiano during which the MUT again listed the issues raised over recent days.
The MUT said that it asked for assurance that the first clauses listed it in the act be removed before discussions start again between the two parties. The MUT also insisted that it “will not again accept a situation where the clauses were disregarded.”
It was therefore agreed between the MUT and Ministry that the new clauses concerning the warrant and license related to training and proficiency are removed, the Union said.
The MUT added that it was also agreed in principle on amendments to the terms of the qualifications, the homeschooling, the school license, the board structure, the gathering of information and security.
The MUT concluded by expressing its appreciation to the members “for their unity and determination which helped achieve this result.”