Shared LSEs denied remuneration for taking no breaks, says UPE

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The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers, said it has been informed that as from next week, full time 1-to-1 LSEs will no longer be entitled to their 15-minute break as was stipulated in the collective agreement, but will instead be compensated financially to cover those 15 minutes.

In a statement, the Union pointed out that there has been long-standing discrimination towards LSEs who are supporting students with a Shared Same Class entitlement, who have to support their student throughout the day without any breaks.

For this reason, the UPE has formally asked the Ministry of Education and Employment to financially compensate all LSEs who work with students who are statemented as Shared Same Class. In this way, the Ministry would eliminate any form of discrimination said the union.

The UPE advised all those LSEs who are supporting students with a shared statement of needs to adhere to the allotted time. Such members would be required to assist other students in the same class after giving their service to their student, explained the UPE – Voice of the Workers.