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GRTU Annual Report 2015

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Shop Signage NOT Exempt from Requiring Planning Permission and License, Unless Below 0.5m2

Contrary to the impression given by a media release issued by the Planning Authority earlier today 15th April 2016, entitled ‘SHOP SIGNAGE EXEMPT FROM REQUIRING PLANNING PERMISSION AND LICENSE’, GRTU clarifies that the new LN103/2016 implies that any such signage which is not under 0.5 square metre in size falls within the remit of the new law.

Read more: Shop Signage NOT Exempt from Requiring Planning Permission and License, Unless Below 0.5m2

PM VUCIC - 'I am grateful to Malta for the support provided to Serbia in view of European Integration

Early in January 2016 the Prime Minister of Republic of Malta Joseph Muscat visited the Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic. Three months after there have been important meetings and signing of agreements between business entities.

The Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, said that he is grateful to Malta for the supporting  Serbia in the European integration process and

Read more: PM VUCIC - 'I am grateful to Malta for the support provided to Serbia in view of European...

The new haphazard Regulations on Billboards and Advertising damaging to enterprises – GRTU calls for immediate repeal

GRTU is protesting against the ‘Billboards and Advertisements Regulations, 2016’ and the clandestine move by which this was introduced.

The Legal Notice that was introduced on the 29th of March 2016 by three separate Ministries is unacceptable and entered without any form of

Read more: The new haphazard Regulations on Billboards and Advertising damaging to enterprises – GRTU calls...

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment - Making a case to set up a Local WEEE Clearing House

WEEE Malta, the National Authorised WEEE Scheme has over four months ago requested Government to set up a WEEE Stakeholders Group with the specific aim of setting up a Clearing House. Whilst this has been set up, our call to set up a WEEE Clearing House has until now fallen on deaf ears. The Environmental Issues in this country are always an uphill struggle. Malta s obligation is to collect 42% of Electrical and Electronic Equipment placed by producers on the market ,thus 4300  tons of WEEE in 2016, (market 

Read more: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment - Making a case to set up a Local WEEE Clearing House

GRTU welcomes progress achieved in employment of people with disability, calls for closer cooperation with employers

GRTU – Malta Chamber for SMEs supports all calls and initiatives towards social integration of persons with disability and it is pleased to note an increased uptake of employment of persons with disability by the private sector.

Announced in the Budget 2015 Speech, the re-invigoration of a dormant legislation of having a minimum of 2% of employees being persons with 

Read more: GRTU welcomes progress achieved in employment of people with disability, calls for closer...

GRTU reaches agreement with Enemed on a wider distribution of Super Unleaded Petrol – RON98

Following a meeting held earlier this week with Enemed Chairman Kevin Chircop, GRTU presented its arguments as to why the Unleaded Super Fuel should be distributed widely amongst fuel stations and therefore the stations interested should be given the opportunity to sell the new product.

GRTU is pleased to announce that following this meeting an agreement was reached whereby all fuel stations that express their interest in selling the

Read more: GRTU reaches agreement with Enemed on a wider distribution of Super Unleaded Petrol – RON98

GRTU working on ameliorating health and safety standards for entertainment establishments

There is no question of whether improvements in the safety standards of entertainment establishments across the islands are necessary or urgent.

The current scenario that we have on our hands today was created by a 

Read more: GRTU working on ameliorating health and safety standards for entertainment establishments

GRTU sets up Transport Lobby Group

GRTU has over the past years represented various sectors of trade which are directly or indirectly related or affected by issues of transport and logistics. Rather than complaining, GRTU has in 2015 taken an active stance by bringing together the various types of operators involved. Over the past months this has proven to provide hands-on expertise from those who are 

Read more: GRTU sets up Transport Lobby Group

GRTU’s main achievements in 2015

One of the biggest achievements of the organization during 2015 was the initiation of the abolition of Eco Contribution. After years of GRTU representation and complaining about the inadequacy of the law and its lack of logic, 2015 marked the year that started its abolition. GRTU has spearheaded this change and the journey was not an easy one as we faced 

Read more: GRTU’s main achievements in 2015

GRTU successfully holds its 67th Annual General Meeting

‘GRTU is going through a phase of renewal’ – Paul Abela, GRTU President
 

The 2015 AGM was held on Sunday the 17th of January at the GRTU Headquarters in Valletta. During the meeting GRTU CEO Abigail Psaila Mamo provided a detailed overview of GRTU’s 2015 Administrative Report.

The Administrative Report showcases the work carried out by GRTU during 2015. Amongst others it outlines the top achievements of the organization during the year, the multitude of issues that GRTU has touched with and work with specific sections.

Read more: GRTU successfully holds its 67th Annual General Meeting