Malta - Powerplay around Air Malta - September 30, 2017

Under the current tourism minister demands from the Union of Cabin Crew and the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) have led to a tight deadlock. The government threatens with the closure of Air Malta and re-open with new staff, under a cheaper collective agreement, if the trade unions stick to their demands. The unions have formulated a demand for a 10% wage increase for the cabin crew and the pilots are asking 30%. In the meantime, a new state-owned company was set up for the ground handling operations. An agreement with the General Workers' Union, which represents some 400 to 500 ground handlers, guarantees the employment conditions of all employees. 

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