Malta -Deal in transport after ultimatum -May 02, 2015

A Work and Pay dispute between Malta Public Transport and the General Workers Union has been resolved amidst the threat if an industrial strike action.

A dispute between Malta Public Transport and the General Workers Union has been resolved. The trade union had given MPT an ultimatum to reverse a decision to decrease workers’ wages and refund the difference or face strike action. The dispute came in the wake of an announcement by the public transport provider warning that workers' pay would be docked if they fail to clock all the hours they were contractually obliged to do. An agreement was reached following a lengthy meeting on 30 April. The company committed itself to pay back monies due to engineers on May 10 and to drivers on May 17. Both sides also agreed to start negotiating a new collective agreement with the aim of concluding negotiations in the next two months.

English: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150501/local/bus-strike-averted …  

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/52399/gwu_issues_friday_ultimatum …  

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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