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General Workers Union. History Established 5 th October 1943 Largest Trade Union in Malta Founder Member of ICFTU Executive Committee Member ETUC Founded Trade Unionism in Cyprus (1960s) Is the Maltese workers voice in ILO. Structure. Membership (grass roots)

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General workers union

General Workers Union

History

  • Established 5th October 1943

  • Largest Trade Union in Malta

  • Founder Member of ICFTU

  • Executive Committee Member ETUC

  • Founded Trade Unionism in Cyprus (1960s)

  • Is the Maltese workers voice in ILO


Structure

Structure

  • Membership (grass roots)

  • General Congress (4 years)

  • National Council (61 members)

  • Central Administration (5 members)

  • 8 Trade Secretariats

  • Departments: – Finance

    - Legal

    - Research & Information

    - Education & Training


T u density

T.U. Density


The postal sector

The Postal Sector

  • Postal Services operated within the Public Sector

  • 2002 - Postal Services privatised to Transend, a subsidiary of New Zealand Post

  • 2 T.U. represents the postal workers but the majority union negotiates

  • U.H.M. is recognised as the majority union in postal sector (thus enjoys negotiating rights).


Telecoms sector

Telecoms Sector

  • Majority Union + 80% T.U. membership

  • Negotiates a CBA every three years

  • Adapting to the liberalisation of the sector

  • Ensured that liberalisation of the sector would not result into the laying off workers

  • Improving working conditions within the sector has become extremely hard


Future challenges

Future Challenges

  • National level :-

    - transforming the MCSED into a real

    tripartite forum for social dialogue

    - protecting the welfare state/job creation

    - making workers understand better the

    changes in the world of work

    - that the burden of economic restructuring

    will be shoulderedby all according to

    his/her ability


Future challenges1

Future Challenges

  • International :-

    -contributing towards the competitiveness

    of the economy in the global markets

    - integration within the EU and the

    implementation of the EU Acquis

    - meeting the challenges brought about

    by globalisation


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