80th anniversary GWU

Every year, 5 October marks the birth of the General Workers’ Union.
This year GWU celebrated the 80th anniversary of its foundation.
Throughout these years, the GWU has been a firm voice for workers’ rights, for social justice and for the economic and social prosperity of every citizen in our country.

Therefore, no one and nothing can deny or dismiss the important place GWU holds in the recent history of our country.

GWU has worked tirelessly to ensure that workers’ voices are strengthened and heard more, while their rights are protected and, above all, their dignity is upheld.
Indeed, workers’ dignity at work is one of the main themes of the international conference held on the 4th and 5th October 2023.

The GWU conference was entitled “Building a Better Future: Social Protection, Dignity, Innovation, Sustainability” As high-level foreign guests stated on the first day of the conference, the GWU should be proud of its work which has led to the improvement not only of the conditions of workers but also of the living conditions of Maltese families.


GWU therefore believes that on this anniversary it should not only look at and rely on the achievements of the past, because although these have been very important for the development of workers, today GWU is faced with new challenges, all of which will have an impact on the world of work and especially on the lives of workers.

So the importance of GWU as a major workers’ organisation is still there and as strong as ever.
Proof of this is the fact that GWU has always looked ahead to anticipate these challenges and try to advance solutions to them.

The GWU is one of the strong voices in the social dialogue in our country, not only through its activism within the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development, but also through the proposals that are put forward from time to time to improve the lives of workers and their families and to improve quality.

Therefore, the GWU remains competent, consistent and credible.


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