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Title: Freeport workers demand higher wages
Authors: Debono, Manwel
Keywords: Labor unions -- Malta
Stevedores -- Malta
Harbors -- Management -- Malta
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Citation: Debono, M. (2004). Freeport workers demand higher wages. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Retrieved from: https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/article/2004/freeport-workers-demand-higher-wages
Abstract: In August 2004, the General Workers’ Union declared an industrial dispute at the Malta Freeport after the government refused to consider the union's demand for a major pay increase. Established by government in 1988, the Malta Freeport experienced significant growth and soon became a major transhipment hub in the Mediterranean region. During 2003, it handled 1.3 million TEUs (the measurement used to calculate the number of containers processed by a port). Its operations include the handling of containers and oil products, and industrial storage. The government is currently in the process of privatising the Freeport, a deal that should be concluded by October 2004. Freeport workers are represented by the General Workers’ Union (GWU (http://www.gwu.org.mt/)), Malta’s largest union, and the Union of United Workers (Union Haddiema Maghqudin, UHM (http://www.uhm.org.mt/)).
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/97809
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