WHAT? HOW? WHERE? WHEN? (FAQS)

We understand that you might have a few questions to ask about our union. Below you can find a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

This union is open to all teachers, learning support educators (LSE), kindergarten educators (KGE), as well as Heads of Department working in Malta or Gozo.

Membership is €45 and covers a 12-month subscription period. You can join by clicking on membership, entering your details and paying through our online payment system.

The Union of Professional Educators has its members at heart. It has no politi-cal affiliation, and all who are actively involved in the day-to-day running of the union are fully committed to refrain from engaging in any partisan activity. The union strives to offer the best service possible to its members and to en-sure that their well-being, and just treatment at the place of work, are given the priority they are due. When negotiating agreements, the union will include every workplace in consultations and in the decision-making processes. The UPE believes in democracy and the fate of any agreement the union will be in-volved in will ultimately reflect the true stand of educators by way of voting.

As an independent registered trade union, the UPE is free to operate under trade union regulations and labour laws. No entity can restrict or impede a un-ion from acting on behalf of its members as long as it is functioning within the parameters of the law. Our loyalty lies with our members and the union will publish, explain, and assist with the interpretation and application of, any agreement negotiated by us.

To download the sectoral agreement made in 2017 please click here.

To download the collective agreement made with Church Schools please click here.

To download a comprehensive list of job descriptions in Education please click here

To download the Teachers’ Code of Ethics please click here

To download The Teacher’s Handbook, please click here.

To download the regulations on Warrants in Education, please click here.

To download the application for a teacher’s warrant, please click here.

To download the form for a temporary warrant, please click here.

To download the renewal form for a temporary warrant, please click here.

To download the application for a Qualification Allowance, please click here.

To download the PSMC as updated in January 2021, please click here.

To download information regarding salary scales per grade, please click here.

To download a comprehensive list of allowances per grade, please click here.

To download the scales and steps for scales 6 to 15, please click here.

Yes, the Union of Professional Educators is the only union currently representing educators in this sector.

Yes, the UPE is a registered trade union with the right to issue directives as required and call strikes should the need arise, as per employment law. To view the registered document, please click here.

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