Malta - Union acted in a justifiable way - November 30, 2018

The trade union Unjoni Haddiema Maltin - Voice of the Workers (UHM) acted in a responsible and justifiable manner when signing the sectoral agreement for the health sector, according to a ruling of the civil court. The case was brought to court by 10 individual workers in 2013 who demanded €500,000 in damages. The UHM said that the professionals wanted to be the only professionals to gain a wage increase through a promotion, at the expense of 44 other workers who were eligible for the same promotion. The union said that the 10 professionals expected that even though the government had implemented a sector-wide reform, which meant that 54 were eligible for promotion, only 10 would be eligible for that promotion.

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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) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI


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