Speaking to MaltaDaily, Education and Sport Minister Clifton Grima stated that a contingency plan has been put in place as teachers, under directives of the unions are set to strike next Monday.
The Minister said that parents can still send their children to school, but no lessons will be given if the teacher in question is participating in the strike.
Grima said that a safe space will still be offered for students and that there is mutual communication between the Education Ministry and the Union in regards to the strike.
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Asked what would happen if the strike went beyond Monday if agreements were not reached, the Minister said that the directives are clear and the strike is only set to occur on Monday.
Parents are also set to receive a message in regards to the strikes, with students who do not attend being listed as ‘excused’. Around 50K students are set to be impacted by these strikes.
During a conference, the Minister also highlighted how the teachers who will strike will only be paid if they go for work. This comes as, the Minister said, a new package for teachers is being proposed to the union.