- 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
Metal and Construction
When the shipyard was under the control of the British government the Metal and construction section was known as the Admiralty Section.
The Admiralty Section was in fact one of the first sections organised within the General Workers Union. In 1959 the colonial Government decided to privatize the shipyard this brought a transformation within the Section and consequently it was divided. The Admiralty Section continued to represent those workers who chose to remain on the books of the British Government. As a result, the Metal Section emerged covering more than 6000 workers who passed to the private sector.
In time the metal section began to represent employees from other private metal industries.
Today the Metal and Construction Section represent the absolute, majority of employees in the repair and shipbuilding sectors, IPSL; a company which emerged after the restructuring of the Malta Drydocks and Malta Shipbuilding Co Ltd. and leading companies in the construction industry.