Social partners and the opposition voice their support to GRTU’s electricity proposal
- Created on Monday, 05 October 2015 12:11
Social Partners in agreement
During a consultation meeting held with the opposition on the Budget proposals, the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, the Malta Employers Association and the Union Haddiema Maghqudin were in agreement that Government should address the issue of electricity costs in this Budget. This means that all the major social partners, with the only exception of the GWU, believe that concrete measures must be taken to address the current situation.
CVA to be revised, Minister Joe Mizzi encourages the private sector to propose Innovative traffic and parking solutions
- Created on Monday, 05 October 2015 11:28
As part of its pre-budget meetings GRTU met Minister for Transport Joe Mizzi since it has highlighted transport and parking as a main challenge that hindering business competitiveness.
GRTU President Paul Abela said that traffic and parking are two elements that are reducing productivity and are discouraging consumers from going to the shops. He said that the problem in localities such as Valletta and Sliema
GRTU President Paul Abela attends Maltese-Russian Business Forum
- Created on Monday, 05 October 2015 11:19
GRTU President Paul Abela has attended the second Maltese-Russian Business Forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation with the participation of the Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business of Malta Honourable Chris Cardona; Ambassador of the Republic of Malta in Russia His Excellency Carmel Brincat; President of the Moscow Association of Entrepreneurs Mr Andrey Podenok and the President of the Gozo Business Chamber Mr Michael Grech.
EuroCommerce and Uni-Europa Commerce Sectoral Dialogue Committee discusses 2015-2016 Work Programme
- Created on Monday, 05 October 2015 11:05
GRTU has attended the EuroCommerce and Uni-Europa Commerce Sectoral Dialogue Committee held in Brussels, Belgium this week. The Committee is set up under the wing of the European Commission and brings together representatives of both employer organisations as well as trade unions to promote social dialogue related to the commerce sector.
A brief overview of the work undertaken in 2014-2015 was given prior to focusing on the upcoming 2016 Work Programme. The Sectoral Social
CEDEFOP Thematic Country Review on Apprenticeships in Malta: Reform in Apprenticeships Key to a More Skills-Driven Workforce
- Created on Friday, 02 October 2015 10:44
CEDEFOP (The EU Agency for Vocational Education and Training) has conducted a Country Review on Apprenticeships. Apprenticeships in Malta are currently undergoing a reform to re-establish confidence and assure quality. GRTU believes that apprenticeships are a key valuable tool towards
Increasing enterprise competitiveness and removal of barriers essential for SME expansion into the internal market
- Created on Monday, 28 September 2015 13:13
GRTU was the co-organiser of an event together with MEP Miriam Dalli entitled ‘How to thrive in an EU environment’. The highlight of the event was the participation of European Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska, responsible for internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs, who’s participation was also facilitated by Dr Dalli.
The event was a very good exercise of direct interaction with the
GRTU welcomes white paper on improvement of business inspections
- Created on Monday, 28 September 2015 13:04
During an MCESD meeting GRTU has today welcomed the white paper and said that this is something the GRTU has long been arguing on. The GRTU emphasized that while inspections should ensure compliance and therefore a level playing field between private operators, they are currently working the other way round. Because inspections are carried out on the same businesses and free riders are left undisturbed the abiding businesses not only are suffering from unfair competition because they are carrying the
SME Week 2015 Launched – All SMEs and self-employed invited to GRTU’s key conference on 13th October
- Created on Monday, 28 September 2015 12:59
Economy Minister Hon Chris Cardona launched the Malta SME Week 2015 programme. SME Week is celebrated across the EU and this is of particular relevance to Malta where SMEs, micro-businesses and the self-employed dominantly make up our economy. Minister Cardona explained that this year’s theme is Digitising the Economy.
MEUSAC Core Group presented with Commission’s new approach to Better Regulation – GRTU welcomes proposal, insists on effective implementation
- Created on Monday, 28 September 2015 12:53
The MEUSAC Core Group was this morning presented with the European Commission’s new strategy on better regulation aimed at reviewing the approach adopted by EU legislation and regulations in a bid to shift towards more practical and efficient ends. Regulation needs to be appropriate whilst standards and principles maintained through a balanced approach.
The new Juncker Commission is committed to ensure that the EU, its institutions, and its body of law serve the citizens and businesses and this
WEEE Malta all set to join WEEE Forum
- Created on Monday, 28 September 2015 12:47
All formalities are now in place for WEEE Malta to join the WEEE FORUM as a fully accredited member as of October 2015. WEEE Malta membership will be formally sealed in October 2015 when the WEEE FORUM meets for its coming General Assembly.
The WEEE Forum –WEEE stands for ‘waste electrical and electronic equipment’–is a not-for-profit association of 32 WEEE producer responsibility
Work-Based Learning as Part of Education and Training Courses
- Created on Monday, 28 September 2015 12:41
A consultation meeting was organised by NCFHE on the 22ndSeptember regarding work-based learning and how to get such learning accredited.
There are many education and training courses which include a component of Work-based learning therefore NCFHE are finding ways to creating a set standard for such learning to get such teachings accredited. Work-based Learning refers to organised learning that takes place in workplaces. There
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