Malta - Unions hand over different proposals to the government - September 30, 2016

Trade union UHM submitted to the government a new budget proposal for an increase in the annual statutory bonus received by workers, to be based on basic wage and paid by through a cheque from the Treasury. According to UHM, the scheme, if adopted, would affect over 75,000 workers. Earlier on, the General Workers Union had recommended all public holidays which fell on a weekend to be given back to workers. Cutting those public holidays was a measure introduced in 2005, when economic growth was slow. The UHM’s proposal offers the government an alternative to that re-introduction.

English: http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2016-09-12/local-news/UHM-proposes …  

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2016-09-12/local-news/GWU-MEA-agree …  

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