Malta - New legislation on trade union recognition - January 31, 2017

A legal notice revising the way in which a trade union wins recognition at the workplace is being hailed by both employers and unions as one which could prevent unnecessary disputes and strikes. Legal notice 413 prevents a number of problems by providing clearer definitions and also lays down remedies for when a challenge is made. The secretary general of the GWU said that ‘clearly defined parameters’ were the way to avoid disputes, for the trade union itself, between trade unions, and between trade unions and the employer. 

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