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Europe Social Days 2018 

Nine students who are following the Gender, Work and Society course offered by the Centre for Labour studies, had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Social Europe Days event which was held in Leuven and Brussels between the 14th and the 16th of May. 

The students had a full programme which ended with a visit to the European Parliament. The illustrious speakers for this event included the ILO President - Luc Cortebeeck and, Jeanne Devos, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 2009 for her missionary work in India with domestic workers.  Nine universities from across Europe participated in this event.  

During these three days Maltese students had the opportunity to debate, discuss and present their work in relation to Work and HR and related issues. 

The students were accompanied by Dr Anna Borg who is the CLS  Director. 


Network of Eurofound Correspondents 

Dr Anna Borg and Dr Manwel Debono attended the Network of Eurofound Correspondents - NEC Annual Meeting which was held in Dublin between the 12th to the 13th April 2018. The Centre for Labour Studies has just won a four year contract from Eurofound to provide labour market research on Malta. 

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Business and Professional Women

Dr Anna Borg, Director CLS,  attended the Business and Professional Women (BPW) Careers Day which was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. During this event students from various government, church and private schools had the opportunity to discuss their careers with mentors from various area of specialisation. Present to the event where also a group of other academics from the university of Malta. 


Work Life Balance for Parents and Carers

Dr Anna Borg  (Director - Centre for Labour Studies) was invited to speak by the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) during a public hearing on Work Life Balance for Parents and Carers. This was held at the European Parliament in Brussels on the 21st February, 2018. 

During this hearing the proposals to improve work life balance for working parents were discussed by a panel of experts. The proposal is suggesting that fathers be granted 10 days paid paternity leave, 4 months paid parental leave, 5 days of carers leave and the right to request flexible work arrangements (FWA’s).

The panel included speakers from the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC); the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME); the MenCare Campaign and three independent experts including Dr Borg. 



HRPA - Human Resources Professionals Association

Work and HR students and Graduates of the Centre for Labour Studies at the University of Malta, met on the 14 September 2017 in order to discuss the possibility of setting up a Human Resources Professional Association. Ms Gabriella Farrugia,  gave a presentation on the subject and discussions were held on the way forward.

The vision behind the HR Professionals Association is to ensure that HR is a recognised and regulated profession in Malta; essential for organisations to maintain sound employee relations in a professional manner as well as adding a quantifiable value to organisations whilst also contributing in the growth and advancement of the local work force. 

For further information please contact Ms Gabriella Farrugia via email.  

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Europe Social Days 2017

Work & HR students win the best statement in the House of Commons Debate during the 2017 Europe Social Days held in Leuven and Brussels

Two students from the Centre for Labour Studies, Annabel Muscat and Adrian Farrugia, won a prize for the best debating statement during the House of Commons Debate which was organised as part of Europe Social Days 2017. This event, which is held annually in Leuven and Brussels, brings students from nine different European universities who are studying Human Resources and Social Work.  

Anabel Muscat and Adrian Farrugia’s statement was about the banning of visible religious signs at the workplace. 



Gender Equality Legislation Seminar

The Centre for Labour Studies organised a seminar on the proposed Gender Equality Legislation on Thursday 27th April 2017. 

During this seminar Renee Laiviera from the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) made  presentation on the draft bill called: Towards A Robust Human Rights And Equality Framework. Arthur Muscat who is the Vice President of the Malta Employers Association, and Mel McElhatton who is the President and Co-founder of Gender Equality Malta, gave their reaction to the proposed bill. 

The seminar was chaired by the Director of the Centre for Labour Studies - Dr Anna Borg 



Launch of the University of Malta Debating Union 

Dr Anna Borg participated in the first debate organised by the University of Malta Debating Union on the 15th February, 2017. During this event the subject 'Does the University of Malta live up to your expectations?’ was discussed by a panel of academics which included Prof Godfrey Baldacchino and Prof Dominic Fenech and university students. The university Rector Prof Alfred Vella opened up this event.   


Diploma in Gender Work and Society - Cohort 2017-2019

The Diploma Course in Gender, Work and Society offered by the Centre for Labour Studies in collaboration with the Department for Gender Studies opened on the 1st of February. The course attracted 26 students who were eligible for the course.

Elaine Compagno, Michelle Cilia, Mary Baldacchino, Stephanie Muscat, Sandy Calleja Portelli and Margaret Zammit who all graduated from the course, shared their experiences with the new students. The new students were addressed by the CLS Director - Dr Anna Borg and by Dr Marceline Naudi on behalf of the Department for Gender Studies. 

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Dr Anna Borg addressing the new students                           Dr Marceline Naudi from the Department for Gender Studies
Cohort starting in February 2017

Europe Social Days - Preparatory Meeting 

In the past days, delegates from the University of Groningen, Leuven, Malaga, Malta, Munich and Zurich, met for a preparatory meeting at the University of Malta. The aim of the meeting which was organised by the Centre for Labour Studies was to plan and discuss the upcoming Europe Social Days event which will be held in Leuven and Brussels in May 2017. This event is open to university students from across the EU who are studying Human Resources or Social Work (see: Students from the Centre for Labour Studies, and the Faculty of Social Wellbeing will be participating in the 2017 event. 

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Family Friendly Measures (FFM) - What can unions do to close the differences between workers' right for FFM in the public and Private Sector?

Maltese unions met to discuss the differences between the rights enjoyed by Public Sector employees, and those working in the Private Sector when talking about Family Friendly Measures. The respective unions highlighted the best practices from the private sector that have already been adopted. Opening the Seminar was H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta. 

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Island Tourism: Economic and Labour Market Implications 

RETI, the Network of Island Universities, held its annual symposium and school at the Valletta Campus of the University of Malta between November 18 and 23. The event was coordinated by Professor Godfrey Baldacchino and was organised by the University of Malta’s Centre for Labour Studies and the Institute of Tourism, Travel and Culture. It dwelt on the economic and labour market implications of (small) island tourism.

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Follow the link to view the article on Newspoint article. Click here to view further information on the Island Tourism Symposium. 

An addition to the CLS Library

The Centre for Labour Studies (CLS) at the University of Malta is pleased to announce the receipt of a selection of books and documents relating to the pursuit of workers’ participation and industrial democracy in Malta donated to the CLS by former Minister Dr Michael Frendo. In attendance at the launch on Friday 3rd June 2016 were also members of the CLS Board. A copy of the database, which amounts to 101 items, is available online on the CLS website.

Many of the books and notes in this unique collection  served as basis for research undertaken by  Dr Frendo when completing his graduate thesis entitled: Workers' self-management: A new concept of the legal structure of the enterprise in Malta and Yugoslavia (1977).  

Follow the links to view the article on Newspoint and Facebook


Dr Michael Frendo presented with a gift in appreciation for his donation of books.

(From the left) Prof Godfrey Baldacchino (Chair CLS Board), Dr Anna Borg (CLS Director), Dr Michael Frendo and Prof Edward L. Zammit (Founding Director of the CLS). 




Erasmus Exchange

Dr Anna Borg and Dr Manwel Debono from the Centre for Labour studies participated in an Erasmus exchange with the University of Applied Science in Groningen- the Netherlands, between the 19th and 26th May. Here Dr Anna Borg gave lectures in relation to Work-Life Issues as analysed through the Gender Lens, whilst Dr Manwel Debono delivered lectures in relation to Sustainable Work and Elderly Workers.  

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Industrial Relations Training Programme

The Centre for Labour Studies (CLS) at the University of Malta organised an intensive, four day training programme in Industrial Relations aimed to improve skills in dealing with trade union affairs, industrial relations issues and disputes. A programme tailored for permanent secretaries and senior heads in the public sector, was delivered by a variety of academics, administrators and practitioners during April and May 2016. It was organized by the CLS in association with the Centre for Development, Research and Training (CDRT) of the Office of the Prime Minister.

Click here to view the article on the Times of Malta, and the article on Newspoint.

Prof Godfrey Baldacchino, Chairperson for the Centre for       Labour Studies, opening the Industrial Relations seminar.
Permanent Secretaries and Senior Heads in the public sector attending the short course. 
Dr Manwel Debono, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for            Labour Studies, on public perceptions of unionisation.
Prof Edward Zammit, former Director of the CLS, on the role of trade unions in Malta.


Social Europe Days 2016 

Students from the Bachelor in Work and HR at the Centre for Labour Studies had the opportunity to participate in the Social Europe Days 2016. This event sought the participation of other European Universities, which created a platform which enabled students to meet and reflect, to study and learn during the various workshop that were organised.

You may view the full article written by Maria Azzopardi, a 2nd year Work and HR student at the Centre for Labour Studies - University of Malta. [PDF]


Lizianne Gauci, a Bachelor in Work and Human Resources (Hons) student won the best debater award during the House of Commons Debate organised during the Europe Social Days held in Brussels 11th-14th April.  lizianne-pace1


Work-Life Issues 

Students studying Work and Human Resources at the Centre for Labour Studies (University of Malta) explored Work-Life Issues and presented their findings during a recent seminar held in a hotel in Attard. The students carried out research in local organisations in order to find out more how companies perceive Flexible Work and what they can do in order to ensure better work life (or work-family) integration.

Dr Esther Baarda and Ms Cecile Oosting (image on the left) from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen participated in this event through the Erasmus fund. 



50/50 Boardrooms 

A discussion was launched at the Times of Malta business breakfast about gender balance in senior management positions. The study was a result of collaboration between the Centre for Labour Studies at the University of Malta, the University of Iceland, and the Institute for Social Research in Norway and the University of California (San, Diego, USA). KPMG in Malta in collaboration with the Centre for Labour Studies to carry the survey at the local level. 

The  report and study: Survey on Gender Balance in Senior Management Positions [PDF] 

Further articles on Gender quotas: problem or solution for boards?  and on gender balance in senior management positions can be found on the Times of Malta website or by clicking the links.  


Photo credit: Matthew Mirabelli  



Role and Work of Unions in Promoting Active Ageing through Collective Bargaining 

On the 14th of April 2015, the Office of the President in collaboration with the Centre for Labour Studies organised a half day Seminar. 

Powerpoint Presentations Used:

Dr Marvin Formosa (UOM) - Ix-Xenarju Lokali u l-isfidi li jeżistu [PDF]

Mr Oscar Vargas Llave (Eurofound) - Working Conditions and Industrial Relations [PDF] 



President warns against exploitation of elderly employees - Times of Malta 

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