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MUT Approves New Sectoral Agreement After Over A Year Of Negotiations

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92.7% of the Malta Union of Teachers approved the new sectoral agreement put forth by the Education Ministry after one and a half years of negotiations.

“This is the conclusion of a 1.5-year long process of negotiations with the Government, which was preceded by several months of preparatory work including consultations with members,” the union wrote over the weekend.

2,462 were eligible to vote following their active registration. 2108 votes tallied and 35 abstained. 1,945 voted in favour, 163 voted against.

Last month, the two parties stated that they had come to a resolution, but when the MUT presented the deal to the teachers, they turned it down and the negotiations resumed.

Amid this ongoing dispute, the MUT staged a one-day strike and issued directives which left students without grades or supervision while writing their theses. This led to students staging several protests and speaking with the prime minister in a bid for him to intervene.

Both the prime minister and the minister of education celebrated this win, calling this the best deal that educators in Malta have ever had.

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