A Former Trade Unionist makes a valid argument regarding the case instituted by the MUT against Fr Aaron Zahra.
Hereunder is what Ġejtu Merieca the former trade unionist wrote. Without entering into the merits of the case of Mario Mallia, what Ġejtu Mercieca states make sense. Mercieca was active in the GWU. So what he is writing results from his personal experience. He wrote this comment under an article that appeared on One News.
“From my experience and from what I have read in the media if Mario Mallia had been warned in writing and did not obey the instructions of his superiors, the probability of returning to his post is slim. An Industrial Tribunal has never reinstated a worker even when the worker had won the case. When the between the employer and the employee no longer exists all the more when the post is one of leadership. The posts on Facebook are not helping the case of this headmaster and his union ought to have given him better guidance. Not even our Courts are going to be sympathetic if the media is saying the truth about this case because all workers must follow and obey the policies of the company that employs them. His Union should have got involved sooner not after creating such a mess.”
Hereunder, is another interesting reply left to the above from a Mr. C. Muscat once a shop-steward which speaks volumes:
And, as far as I recall, when I was a shop steward the Union defended its member and would not be the one to institute a court case…
And, since he was given clear warnings and the Union did not act against these warnings when they were issued I cannot understand how now Mallia can win compensation if we still have any justice…
And the clear principle, in this case, is that the College belongs to the Dominicans …for example, any debts in the name of the College have to be paid by the Dominicans.