GRTU President Paul Abela has attended the second Maltese-Russian Business Forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation with the participation of the Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business of Malta Honourable Chris Cardona; Ambassador of the Republic of Malta in Russia His Excellency Carmel Brincat; President of the Moscow Association of Entrepreneurs Mr Andrey Podenok and the President of the Gozo Business Chamber Mr Michael Grech.
GRTU has attended the EuroCommerce and Uni-Europa Commerce Sectoral Dialogue Committee held in Brussels, Belgium this week. The Committee is set up under the wing of the European Commission and brings together representatives of both employer organisations as well as trade unions to promote social dialogue related to the commerce sector.
A brief overview of the work undertaken in 2014-2015 was given prior to focusing on the upcoming 2016 Work Programme. The Sectoral Social
GRTU was the co-organiser of an event together with MEP Miriam Dalli entitled ‘How to thrive in an EU environment’. The highlight of the event was the participation of European Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska, responsible for internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs, who’s participation was also facilitated by Dr Dalli.
The event was a very good exercise of direct interaction with the
CEDEFOP (The EU Agency for Vocational Education and Training) has conducted a Country Review on Apprenticeships. Apprenticeships in Malta are currently undergoing a reform to re-establish confidence and assure quality. GRTU believes that apprenticeships are a key valuable tool towards
During an MCESD meeting GRTU has today welcomed the white paper and said that this is something the GRTU has long been arguing on. The GRTU emphasized that while inspections should ensure compliance and therefore a level playing field between private operators, they are currently working the other way round. Because inspections are carried out on the same businesses and free riders are left undisturbed the abiding businesses not only are suffering from unfair competition because they are carrying the