- 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
Government and Public Entities
The GWU – Government and Public Entities Section was established in 1943 and incorporated civil servants. Its extended, from manual to clerical workers. The first collective agreement for Public Service employees was negotiated with the Government and signed on the 14th December 1998 but came into force retroactively in 1996. Prior to this collective agreement, a restructuring exercise of all scales and grades within the public administration took place and new salary structures were established for employees in the Public Service. This exercise began between 1991 and 1995. New wages and careers were introduced through negotiations with the Unions. The conditions of employment in the Public Service are laid down in the Constitution of Malta.
Workers within the public administration have a regulatory framework for them. These conditions, benefits and duties derive from the Public Administration Act (Chapter 497 of the laws of Malta) and the regulations of the Public Service Commission and from the Public Service Management Code. In addition, there is a general collective agreement, and it is negotiated with seven unions at once including the Section and several sectoral agreements. They cover different classes of workers and careers.
Throughout the years the Section began negotiating various collective agreements covering authorities, public entities, and regulators.
Nowadays the Unit represents employees within various sectors including:
- The Public service:
- The Public Sector:
- Health and Care for the Elderly – Both in the public service and private sector
The Section represents member workers ranging from manual workers to professionals, both on a full-time or part-time basis, on indefinite contracts or definite contracts. The Section represents its members, negotiates for them, and proposes proposals in the budget aiming to strengthen the rights of its working members.
What does the GWU – Government and Public Entities Section do?
- Represents the Members
Our Representatives are the essential link between the members of the GWU and the union. They work closely with the members they represent aiming to strengthen working conditions and raise awareness of both the workplace and national situations.
Negotiating and bargaining is the process where the union discusses , and lays the grounds for better worker conditions with the employers.
The campaign is part of our method to raise awareness of issues, strengthen the conditions of our member workers and gather support for local and international issues.
- Fair Justice and Equality
One of the GWU’s main goals is to help members for justice and equality in the workplace and beyond. The challenge against discrimination and winning equality is at the heart of everything the GWU does.