St. Albert the Great College have alleged that Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) have yet to respond to multiple meeting requests to solve the trade dispute in the best interest of the college’s students and staff.
The statement comes following a report by Times of Malta into how least four teachers and staff members have quit their jobs at St Albert the Great College following the sacking of Mallia.
MUT flagged that the college is operating without a license due to the termination of Mario Mallia, who was the license holder of the college.
In the statement, the college explained that issues regarding the license of the school have been ongoing for more than a year.
“The administration has already spoken with the competent authorities, and a resolution is expected before the beginning of the scholastic year,” the statement explained.
This issue has already been highlighted by the ministry’s review and licensing directorate.
Veteran Headmaster Mario Mallia claimed that he was fired from his position because he introduced a set of inclusive measures at the Catholic school.
However, the college denies this and alleged that he was terminated due to “various managerial issues that remained unresolved”.
According to MUT, the rector is also giving false assurances to the school community that preparations for the new scholastic year are in place.
They argued that he has not yet run the school’s timetable in the dedicated system. Preparations for the reopening are other than in place but are several weeks behind schedule.
However, according to the above statement from the college, attempts by the Rector, and even the Provincial, at running the timetable have been ongoing since mid-August.
Nonetheless, the college explained that this has not yielded the desired outcome due to the Union’s directives.
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