Malta -Legislative changes initiate renewal of police officers unions -May 28, 2014

Anticipating the adoption of legislative changes that will grant police officers and members of other disciplinary forces the right to join a union, the Malta Police Association announced it intends to become an independent union as soon as possible.

Anticipating the adoption of legislative changes that will grant police officers and members of other disciplinary forces the right to join a union, the Malta Police Association announced it intends to become an independent union as soon as possible. The association, established in 1955, has been defending the interests of law enforcement personnel for decades but has so far lacked the negotiation rights pertaining to trade unions. The legislative changes would make it possible for the association to become a union. MPA announced that this is its intention, after the formation of another union affiliated to the general workers’ union UHM was made. Analysts think that the planned legislation will give a boost to the membership of the trade union movement not only numerically but also in psychological terms as the inclusion of all categories of workers could enhance the principles of solidarity upon which the movement is based.

English: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140516/local/update-2-police ...  

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140526/opinion/Union-members-in-uniform ...  

 

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