Malta -Cost of living adjustment mechanism changed? -May 01, 2013

The government intends to propose changes to the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) mechanism to better ‘bring it in line with EU expectations’. Changes to the COLA mechanism have always been controversial since the social partners are divided on the issue. While trade unions have been firm against any changes to the system, employers have been lobbying for a total revamp so that increases in wages will not continue to be automatically pegged to the cost of living index. The latter position is said to be preferred by the European Commission.

English: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130427/local/COLA-may-be-changed ...

 

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