Malta - Discussion about ‘free riders’ continues - December 31, 2018

Last month both employers’ organisations and the majority of the trade unions rejected a proposal by the Prime Minister to make membership of workers and companies in trade unions and employer associations compulsory (see our November newsletter). At an annual two-day seminar the debate on non-unionised workers continued. Trade union the Voice of the Workers proposes an “agency shop model” whereby non- union members pay a fee whenever they benefit from a service negotiated by a trade union. Contrary to other European countries, trade union membership is on the rise in Malta Trade with membership figures for the first time going over the 100.000 mark.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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