Union meets with PM, Education Minister; inconclusive

Updated 09:10 AM
Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Malta Union of Teachers announced that the meeting held with Prime Minister Robert Abela and Education Minister Justyne Caruana was inconclusive, and that discussions will ensue Friday morning. The strike is still on for tomorrow.

The Thursday evening meeting was held after the first day of a two-day strike came to an end.

The union ordered its members not to turn up to work on Thursday and Friday as schools reopened following Christmas recess after the government refused to move classes online following a spike in coronavirus cases.

On Wednesday, Malta registered 224 new infections making it the sharpest spike in cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Thursday morning was marred with confusion, as some parents sent their children to school with the government ensuring that children would be supervised in cases where teachers do not turn up.

While many parents kept their children at home, others were turned away at the gate, Newsbook.com.mt is informed.

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