During the unveiling of Budget 2024, Malta’s Finance Minister, Clyde Caruana, underscored the pivotal role that educators play in fostering a strong and prosperous community. Caruana’s comments come in the wake of successful wage improvement agreements with the country’s nurses and police unions, and they offer a promising outlook for the educational sector in the near future.
Caruana acknowledged the essential contributions of educators to society and the integral part they play in shaping the future of the nation. He emphasised that the Maltese government is committed to enhancing the working conditions and compensation of educators, just as they have done with other public sector professionals.
The Finance Minister made it clear that the government is steadfast in its commitment to seek mutually beneficial agreements with educators in the coming months. The focus will be on not only improving the wages and benefits of educators but also ensuring the sustainability of these enhancements for the long-term welfare of the country.
Caruana’s statement reflects the government’s dedication to striking a balance between addressing the needs of its workforce and safeguarding the nation’s fiscal responsibility. It demonstrates their belief that a just and prosperous country can only be achieved when the interests of both the employees and the state are aligned.