The Malta Independent 30 September 2022, Friday
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MUT says it received warrant of prohibitory injunction from St Albert the Great College rector

Friday, 23 September 2022, 16:56 Last update: about 6 days ago

The Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) has received a warrant of prohibitory injunction from the rector at St Albert the Great College it said, to try and stop the union from issuing additional directives.

"The union has never declared that it shall be escalating its directives at the college. It also reaffirms that the union and members shall not be intimidated by the rector, who in a state of panic resorted to the court action."

"Meanwhile sources within the college confirmed that the rector has asked for the postponement of the commencement of the scholastic year for students. The union is convinced that the rector shall be trying to shift the blame on educators and the union, when it is clear that the school is still without any timetable and plan for the re-entry of students due to the rector taking over the school headship. The timetable and reopening plan for students have always been the responsibility of the head of school, who was sacked by the same rector and his now suspended board."

The union has been at loggerheads with the school over the dismissal of headmaster Mario Mallia, who said that he had been fired after pushing for measures to improve inclusivity for students of different genders and beliefs.  The school is run by the Dominican Order and is part of the Maltese Dominican Province.

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