Malta -General Workers Union condemns British high commissioner -May 1, 2012

The General Workers’ Union (GWU) Professionals, Finance and Services Section has condemned the anti-union approach and attitude of the British High Commissioner in Malta after the Commissioner refused to meet with trade unionists claiming GWU does not represent the majority of workers any longer. GWU reports the refusal to negotiate follows a series of selective redundancies in which trade union members with indefinite contracts were laid off while non-unionised worker’s temporary contracts were prolonged. The British High Commission has been subject to several cases before the Maltese Industrial Tribunal regarding breaches of employment law, which is either settled or lost.

English: http://www.gwu.org.mt/news/1890-details.aspx

 

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