Malta -Bus drivers conclude compromise over new roster -September 25, 2015

The General Workers’ Union (GWU) and Malta Public Transport (MPT) got in conflict over new bus routers and drivers’ rosters, forcing MPT to postpone the introduction of the new routes. Trade unionists reported that the roster with different routes and working hours was announced unilaterally by management. GWU warned MPT that it would order its members not to work the new hours until talks had been concluded. The union said that the roster did not allow enough time for breaks, as the roster did not take into account the time it takes to unload and load passengers. During a day of strike GWU and Malta Public Transport reached an agreement through which bus drivers will be given 15-minute breaks, one of the main issues that prompted the union to order the bus strike.

English: http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/57491/bus_strike_all_day …

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/57065/new_bus_routes_postponed … 

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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