Malta -Strike at Malta Public Transport as deal falls apart -May 14, 2015

Strike, 70 bus routes cancelled, after claims that the promised payments had not been made.

Trade union GWU ordered a strike of bus drivers after accusing the Malta Public Transport management of not abiding by the terms of a deal reached in April. A row sparked in April, as reported in last month’s newsletter, when management announced it would no longer be paying salaries for hours employees were scheduled to work but during which no work was available. In a deal reached on 30 April, the company promised to pay back payroll deductions that had been made off drivers’ and engineers’ salaries mid-May. GWU ordered a strike, cancelling over 70 routes, after claiming the promised payments had not been made. Malta Public Transport insists it transferred the deductions.

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