- GWU – Disciplined Forces, Security and Law Enforcement Officers Section
- A Strong Cross-Border Trade Union Alliance Collaboration Agreement Between General Workers Union And CGIL
- The GWU at a meeting with the Italian Ambassador to Malta
- Workers at Correctional Services Agency feel forgotten for 27 years
- Work And Development, The Italian Ambassador Meets The GWU-CGIL Referent In Malta
- The GWU, the Dar il-Hena Foundation and Key Knowledge
- The GWU leads by example when it comes to equality
- The GWU with industrial action in favour of Healthcare workers
- “Freedom Day is the Day on which as a Union we remember our past work and shape the work of our future.” Josef Bugeja
- The GWU Department of Technology, Electronics and Communications
- Proactive education
- Soldiers begin to receive arrears due to them
- Notice from the GWU to former shipyard workers
- Tenancy law reform before 1995
- World Water Day
- GWU Pensioners Association disappointed after BOV’s latest decision
- The GWU’s Beliefs
- Equal education
- Why the sections?
- The GWU Role
- Government and Public Entities Section within the GWU
- The GWU declares industrial action over disagreement on Healthcare Workers’ industry collective agreement
- What is the GWU doing for women in the workforce?
- Do you have a hobby you would like to share?
- Message from the GWU Pensioners’ Association
- Equal Education – A dream or a possibility?
- The General Workers’ Union welcomes pre-1995 rent reforms
- “The GWU never fails to champion Malta and the advancement of our society at work, nationally and even globally.” – Josef Bugeja
- The challenges of the GWU and what have we done?
- GWU and the Ministry of Inclusion and Quality of Life at a meeting on the importance of unions for strong workplace choices
- Achievements of the HSBC Vis-à- Vis Pensioners Association
- The GWU’s Beliefs
- HSBC Bank revises its original position after meeting with GWU
- Workers are not treated equally
- The GWU gains key recognition from Security First Services Limited
- The GWU gains important recognition in the Malta Community Agency.
- An agreement was reached between the GWU and the customs officials
- The GWU calls for a review of the sectoral agreements in which it is involved in the public sector
- Better conditions for employees of Water Services Corporation
- Notice to Mater Dei Hospital Workers
- “Great victory for the GWU… 9-year legal battle” – GWU International Secretary Jason Deguara
- GWU greet victims of Um El Faroud
- Other measures are introduced by banks harassing the elderly
- The GWU and its Role
- What are the benefits of apprenticeships?
- Cancer patients and their families
- The GWU welcomed the Austrian Ambassador to Malta
- An agreement was reached between the workers of St Vincent De Paul residence and the management of the same residence.
- GWU members are not being treated properly
- The GWU declares industrial action
- What is Dignity Action Day?
- The GWU – Pensioners Association would like to thank Minister Dr. Michael Farrugia
- A settlement was reached and GWU withdrew industrial action
- The trade union movement has lost a pillar of the past
- The GWU withdraws industrial action in Public Services Department
- Everything the GWU said about #therighttodisconnect
- 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
Who we are
What is the role of the General Workers’ Union?
The General Workers’ Union has always looked after and defended the interests of the workers. In 1943, it was the only protection for workers against injustice and grievances at the workplace. Over the years, it has always worked hand in hand with all the governments and bodies concerned to further improve working conditions and the quality of life of workers.
Why the General Workers’ Union?
The GWU has never shown discrimination between individuals, we believe in social diversity and inclusivity to keep involved. Different cultures are a very interesting challenge for us because through them we improve the services for our members. GWU’s main goal has always been to treat all members equally without distinction.
As a pro-worker organization, our goal is to accommodate any member who needs help, regardless of industry. This is possible because as a union we strive to always expand our knowledge. We are the largest union in Malta because we are always evolving according to the nature of the industries and always working to introduce new conditions so that workers always have a good balance between their work and their personal time.
This is the vision that will further improve what we have already achieved together for you!
One of the fundamental human rights, recognized by most of the world, is that a person can join or form an association. This right is guaranteed and protected by various international organisations, such as the ILO, the European Council, and the European Union.
The GWU is the largest existing union in Malta, with more than 46,000 members from different fields of work. It was in October 1943 that the union was formed. Despite all the challenges the country has faced the GWU’s aim has always been to protect workers’ which has always been one of the unions greatest strengths.
Nowadays in the socio-economic environment in which we live, where the way workers are employed has changed the GWU remains up to date. Because it has always remained relevant and contemporary.
With a decentralized structure and the combination of people from different sectors the GWU have remained dynamic and have constantly kept pace with the economic development of the country. Looking ahead, the union still embraces the original principles on which it was built that being to protect worker’s rights.