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College principals sometimes interfere with running of schools - MUT

College principals at times interfere in the running of individual schools and some schools do not have regular cleaning staff, according to the Malta Union of Teachers.

Speaking during a press conference this afternoon, to mark World Teachers’ Day, union president Kevin Bonello listed a couple of issues still pending as the new scholastic got underway.

Among these issues were added bureaucracy brought about by the new reform, the need to consult more with school staff before taking important decisions and delays in processing career progression of teachers.

He called on the government to employ more learning support assistants who worked with vulnerable children. As things stood the lack of LSA meant that schools did not have an LSA on standby.

On a positive note, he said the government had done a great job on handling the transfer of teachers from one school to another and the union welcomed the rate at which new schools were being built.

Mr Bonello launched an MUT campaign aimed at helping teachers understand the role of the union within their place of work.

A video clip has been prepared and can be seen on the union’s website and on You Tube.

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