Malta -Employers organisation: fight precarious work is trade union's responsibility -July 03, 2013

Employers association MEA has reacted negatively to proposals intended to curb precarious employment, describing it as ‘a problem blown out of proportion’. MEA said atypical work should not be labelled as precarious, because its flexibility benefits both employers and employees. MEA continued to say that no new laws are needed to battle illegal employment, but better enforcement, and that unethical working conditions are the responsibility of trade unions to countervail through collective bargaining. Employers are reacting to a government effort against precarious employment, in which a list of seven mandatory conditions for all subcontractors is formulated. The conditions include requirements regarding pay administration, employment status and against bogus self-employment, as well as a requirement to specify pay rates in tender proposals. The government announced on 2 July that it will revise all existing contracts and future contracts to ensure that all its subcontractors provide decent working conditions.

English: http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/en/newsdetails/news/national/Precarious ...  

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/en/newsdetails/news/national/Government-steps-up-fight ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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