MUT requests action over ‘false information’ regarding COVID-19 cases in schools

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Malta Union of Teachers raised its concerns with the Ministry for Home Affairs, Law Enforcement and National Security, Ministry for Health and Ministry for Education and Employment stating that false information being issued regarding COVID-19 cases in schools is creating chaos.

In a statement published on Thursday, the MUT stated that it is aware that there is a lot of speculation and as the union representing the majority of members in all sections, it is highly concerned about ‘the damage that is being done to educators, students and families, without mentioning the psychological impact on educators, students and families and the unwarranted chaos when parents leave their respective workplaces in a panic to pick students from schools following the issue of such news.’ “We will not join this charade of speculators”, said MUT.

MUT stated that it has requested various Ministries within government to stop this speculation and to take the necessary actions to safeguard the interest of educators, students and families who have the right to attend schools without fear.

The union also said that it expects the government to have its communication procedures in place to inform affected educators, students and parents immediately and to ensure that all respective health measures are taken right away.