Malta - Compulsory union membership discussed - November 30, 2018

The General Workers’ Union has requested the Maltese Council for Social and Economic Development (MCESD) to open a discussion on the proposal for every worker to be involved in a trade union of his choice. Earlier on, the Malta Employers’ Association (MEA), the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) and the Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry (MCCEI) had stressed that it is up to an individual employee or company to decide on joining an association. The organisations reacted on a statement of the Prime Minister who had suggested in parliament the possibility of a compulsory membership of workers and companies in trade unions and employer associations. 

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