The General Workers’ Union (GWU) has declared an industrial dispute with Identità Malta because there is no progress on the situation and procedure for the remuneration of part-time workers. It is also about the hiring of workers at this agency, which is in contradiction with the hiring procedure agreed in the collective agreement.
The new workers are doing the same work as GWU members at the agency, but are being paid much better than the workers who were already employed at this agency. The payment procedure established with the new employees violates the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
The Government and Public Entities Section has requested that the matter be brought before the Department of Industrial and Employment Relations (DIER) in a mediation session to review the situation and determine the best course of action.
Silvio Scerri, CEO of ARMS Ltd. said that the GWU, together with the management, understood exactly the pulse of the workers to reach the best agreement between them. He stressed that this is a very important step, as it is a long-term move that gives security to both workers and management.