The Malta Independent 10 April 2020, Friday

Union withdraws industrial action at Paola primary after plumbing problem is fixed

Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:56 Last update: about 2 months ago

A teachers’ union has withdrawn industrial action at the Paola primary school after an issue related to a lack of running water was solved.

On Thursday, UPE – Voice of the Workers said it had told teachers and Learning Support Assistants not to report to school at Poala Primary A & B because thre was no supply of running water. It said that works had been effected on site but the situation persisted.

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UPE said it feels that a directive needed to be issued without any further delay to counteract “the unsanitary conditions this lack of running water is creating.” 

In a Facebook post on Friday, Education Minister Owen Bonnici said it was a normal school day at the Paola primary after the water issue had been resolved. The same applies for MCAST’s Community Services Institute, he said.

UPE confirmed that it had received written confirmation from the Minister that the issue had been resolved.

It said its prompt intervention had proven itself effective yet again, while warning that it would not hesitate to resort to industrial action again should the problem repeat itself.

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