A joint agreement has been signed between the General Workers’ Union (GWU) and the United Workers’ Union (UĦM) that will lead to an improvement in working conditions, including wages, for workers at Malta International Airport (MIA). This agreement is valid for a period of five years until 2027.
CEO Alan Borg, Chief Financial Officer Karl Dandler and Head of HR and Strategy Tina Lombardi signed on behalf of MIA. Signing on behalf of GWU were Sandro Vella – Secretary of the Maritime and Aviation Section, Charles-Kevin Abela – Assistant Secretary of the Section, and Noel Vassallo and Anthony Zammit as employee representatives. For UħM, the director Mario Sacco and Employment Relations Manager Peter Cutajar signed.
In his statement to L’Orizzont, MIA CEO Alan Borg described this day as a very important one for the airport and all its employees. He said that this agreement will bring stability for the next five years and better benefits for all employees.
“We have had a very difficult time because of the pandemic. Now we see that our investments are growing. So we will continue to invest in our employees to provide better service and grow our operations. I thank the GWU and UHM for their cooperation in this negotiation,” Borg said.
For his part, the secretary of the GWU Maritime and Aviation Section, Sandro Vella, expressed his satisfaction with the signing of this collective agreement, which will build on the previous one. “We have managed to reach an agreement with the company on behalf of the workers who are members of the union for the next five years, and this after a pandemic that has hit the aviation sector very hard. We are proud that thanks to this agreement there will be wage increases and even improvements in working conditions. Workers can look forward to these five years and enjoy these new conditions,” said Secretary Vella.