Category Archives: Current Issues

President Launches National Trade Union Forum

National Trade Union Forum was launched last week by President Marie- Louise Coleiro Preca. A total of 22 unions, including the Malta Union of Bank Employees – MUBE,  the Office of the President and the Centre for Labour Studies signed the terms of reference. The forum will

The 2014-15 Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Manage Stress’

The 2014-15 Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Manage Stress’ was officially launched last week with a press conference in Brussels. The campaign wants to draw attention to the importance of tackling stress in the workplace. Using 25 different languages to reach workers, employers and their representatives across

It’s time to switch off! Saturday 29th March 2014

Earth Hour is a global WWF (formerly known as World Wildlife Fund) climate change initiative. It is an event that aims to create awareness of people taking responsibility towards a sustainable future by turning the lights off. Millions of people turn off their lights for

Equal Pay Day: Gender Pay Gap stagnates at 16.4% across Europe

On 28 February 2014, the European Commission marked the fourth European Equal Pay Day. A press release showing the last gender pay gap figures in the EU and the Member States was issued and can be viewed here A new brochure ‘Tackling the gender pay gap in


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UNI Professionals & Managers Conference 2013

The conference took place in Esher, London in April 2013, with more than 100 participants from academia, enterprise and trade unions, representing 32 countries including Brazil, South Africa and Japan. They focused on tackling the skills shortage, building organising among P&M workers and unions, and

Well-being at work: creating a positive work environment

This report is based on responses to a questionnaire distributed to organisations in 30 countries, and a survey of the literature. Wellbeing at work is valuable for quality of life as well as economic development. Its importance is increasingly recognised across Europe but there is

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