The Malta Union of Teachers has ordered lecturers at Malta’s Junior College to start industrial actions starting tomorrow, moving into a strike next week.
This follows an unresolved trade dispute between the University of Malta and the Government, first declared back in August of 2021.
The MUT ordered a number of directives to come into effect tomorrow. These include refraining from answering emails, internal phone calls, uploading or handing over assessment marks and even attending departmental meetings and committee meetings.
They are also refrained from organising CPD meetings, attending meetings at any campus, giving contact hours outside timetabled hours, participating in official UM/JC events and even returning attendances.
The directive also states that if there is no positive resolution to the dispute, the union shall be escalating industrial actions with a two-hour strike next week on 24th January. If not reached by then, a one-day strike on 25th January will also take place.
The MUT said in a statement that ‘negotiations on a new collective agreement, which have been carried out during the past two years, reached a standstill, and conciliation meetings held did not lead to a positive outcome to conclude negotiations to the satisfaction of all.