The Malta Independent 26 May 2024, Sunday
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MUT, Institute for Education sign collective agreement

Saturday, 20 April 2024, 11:43 Last update: about 2 months ago

The Malta Union of Teachers and the Institute for Education have signed a collective agreement, backdated to 2020 and finishing in 2025.

Through this agreement, 39 full-time and 8 part-time employees will enjoy better financial and work conditions, the Education Ministry said in a statement. 

The agreement was signed by Chief Executive of the IfE, Joanne Grima, Marco Bonnici, Elaine Germani and Christopher Vella, representing the Malta Union of Teachers (MUT).

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The minister, Clifton Grima, and the Permanent Secretary of the OPM, Joyce Cassar, attended the ceremony.

“The agreement we are signing today shows our commitment to continue investing in the best resource of the country: human resources and that is why we keep on directly investing in the workers of the education sector. This agreement strengthens the professionals and workers of this institution not only through better conditions and fair raises that reflect today’s reality, but also strengthen the progress in the workers’ career,” the Minister said. 

President of the MUT, Marco Bonnici, said, “This agreement was possible following the faith employees holding managerial, administrative and lecturing posts in the IfE in MUT, as their main representative union. The employees with their representatives had an active role throughout the whole process that led to the agreement receiving approval via a vote of 100% of the members. Apart from the better work conditions and financial package amongst others, this agreement gives job security to the same employees by its recognition of the IfE as a main and distinct entity with an essential role in the education sector.”

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