New collective agreement to offer better conditions for Infrastructure Malta workers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March, 2024 at 9:30 am by Andre Camilleri

A new collective agreement that will offer better conditions to Infrastructure Malta employees has been reached following several months of negotiations, the Transport Ministry said Tuesday.

Infrastructure Malta and the General Workers Union (GWU) have reached an agreement that will result in a substantial number of benefits for employees, including salary increases and improved working conditions.

The new collective agreement was signed by the CEO of Infrastructure Malta Ivan Falzon, and the Secretary of the Professional, Finance, and Services Section of the GWU Riccarda Darmanin, and covers the period from 2021 to 2027.

Present at the signing were Transport Minister Chris Bonett, Permanent Secretary within the Ministry Godwin Mifsud, and the GWU’s Secretary General Josef Bugeja.

Bonett said that this collective agreement demonstrates Infrastructure Malta’s commitment, not only towards strengthening the country’s infrastructure but also to safeguard the well-being of its professionals.

“This is a very important collective agreement that truly shows how government puts workers at the centre, so that they can provide quality work for the country,” Bonett said.

Falzon said that through the negotiations between the People and Standards Division, the GWU, the Ministry, and Infrastructure Malta, the agreement has been reached.

He said that this agreement reflects collective dedication and aims to foster a conducive environment for progressive work.

“Through this agreement, we continue to put the worker first and continue to emphasize the need for professional development for every professional,” Falzon said.

Darmanin explained that this collective agreement will improve the employee’s position both financially and in terms of career progression and family-friendly measures.”With the help of worker representatives, we have addressed existing needs. Our work as a union does not end when a collective agreement is signed, but we continue to work together for the workers’ needs,” Darmanin said.

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