- The GWU is declaring industrial action in favor of its members within the Public Service Works Division.
- Better working conditions for Malta Armed Forces
- The GWU in a meeting with the leadership of ONE
- The GWU with a directive to its member care workers within SAMOC
- GWU Pensioners Association against HSBC fee increased by HSBC
- Covid 19 vaccine is a bright spot for many workers and industries
- The GWU Says Employers Should Pay For, Teleworkers’ Power, Rent, WiFi, And Other Home Costs
- The GWU’s proposal to prioritise bank employees for vaccination against Covid-19
- The GWU registers an Industrial dispute with the Court Agency
- GWU calls for an urgent meeting with One’s directors
- Official Response of the General Workers’ Union to the Budget 2021
- Hospitality and aviation are still most affected by the pandemic
- Il-GWU granted main recognition by the Land Registration Agency
- GWU instructs more industrial actions within the CPSU
- The GWU in a “cordial, satisfactory” meeting with Air Malta
- GWU Nurses appeal for the use of masks in public places
- GWU congratulates James Pearsel for his nomination as MCESD Chairman
- The GWU and Union Print laments the loss of a veteran journalist
- International Workers’ Day: GWU President’s Message
- GWU’s reaction to the social pact agreed between all social partners
- The 2nd Financial Packet: GWU’s reaction
- The GWU will not accept measures that go against established procedures and protocols
- GWU demands justice: “Whoever is responsible must be made to pay for their actions”
- GWU laments the demise of BOV’s former Chief Executive Officer
- GWU calls for urgent MCESD meeting to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic
- GWU lifts all Healthmark directives, after the Government presents its proposals
- GWU orders industrial actions among all Healthmark employees within the public health sector
- GWU orders industrial actions within the NCPE
- GWU condemns racial hatred
- Joint Press Release between the GWU and the Ministry for National Affairs and Home Security
- GWU registers an industrial dispute at Mount Carmel Hospital
Born March 1968, Josef Bugeja is the Secretary General of the General Workers Union.
Starting his employment as a machine operator at SGS and then moved to the Postal Department as a post operator, he continued to progress in his employment when he was appointed Administrator and later to the post of Counter Administrator. Bugeja started his career in trade unionism as a GWU member soon after obtaining employment with SGS. In the year 2003 as Junior Secretary he was assigned to assist in the running of the Government & Public Entities Section, representing employees both in the Public Service and the Public Sector, he was involved in the negotiations of the Public offices collective agreements and in several other sector agreements for public employees. During this time, he had also defended the interests of the workers in front of Disciplinary Boards, apart from tutoring shop floor stewards in the skills of workers’ representatives.
In 2005 he was chosen by the Union’s National Council to serve in the Hospitality and Food Section and subsequently he was elected Secretary of the same section where he served the post until 2011 when he became Secretary to the Government & Public Entities Section for the following two years.
In January 2014 he was voted in as Deputy Secretary General, the Union’s second highest post, during an extraordinary session of the National Delegates Conference. In September 2014 he was appointed Designate Secretary General. It was on the 8th of October 2015, during the GWU National Conference, that Josef Bugeja was confirmed as Secretary General.
Currently, Josef Bugeja represents the GWU in various national institutions namely the Centre for Labour Studies of the University of Malta, the Employment Relations Board, the Malta Council for Economic & Social Development, the Employment and Training Corporation and the Foundation for Human Resources Development.
He holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Works and Human Resources, a Diploma in Social Policy and Labour Studies, and an Advanced International Diploma in Business Management.