The Malta Independent 2 December 2023, Saturday
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First collective agreement signed for WasteServ employees

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 08:11 Last update: about 10 years ago

It is the first time in 12 years since WasteServ Malta Ltd. was set up that employees with the company have a collective agreement, signed with the Union Haddiema Maghqudin. 

CEO Tonio Montebello elaborated on the specifics of the agreement, a highlight of which is the increase in wages including arrears. Moreover the Collective Agreement includes other benefits, amongst which it encourages family friendly measures and promotes the concept of continuous training and development. This is an important milestone within the restructuring process of the company, ensuring efficiency and flexibility through the introduction of a new code of discipline.

UHM President Jesmond Bonello described the event as a dream coming true. He said that negotiations between the management and the union had commenced four years ago but it was under the new management of WasteServ Malta Ltd that the collective agreement has materialised. He added that any anomalies that existed in the set-up of the company between WasteServ employees and the sub-contractor's employees were also addressed.

The Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, Leo Brincat said that this is a 'historic' moment for the employees, their union and the management of the company, considering that the discussions between the union and the company have been going on for the past 4 years. The Hon Brincat also acknowledged the important role that PACBU played in reaching this agreement. The Minister concluded that this occasion confirms that the established relationship between management, union and employees augers well for the future of WasteServ Malta Ltd. 



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