Malta - Soldiers want overtime compensation - January 31, 2016

Army officers are up in arms against the ‘inadequate’ compensation received for extra hours of duty in November 2015 during the Valletta Migration Summit and CHOGM. Though soldiers are not entitled to overtime, in exceptional cases, when they are on duty around the clock, they are given compensation in the form of an allowance. In this case, it transpired from the November payslip that members of the armed forces had been given an additional €110 but only for the services rendered in connection with the Commonwealth summit. The Armed Forces Union, which is affiliated to the General Workers’ Union, has requested a meeting with Prime Minister to agree on an ‘adequate and rational’ solution. While no date has been set yet for the meeting with the Prime Minister, the representative from the Union said that they would keep up the pressure, even though members of disciplined forces are not allowed to take industrial action.

English: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20160101/local/soldiers-left-fuming …  

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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