Archived TV Programmes

Between October and December 2011, the MEA TV programme Ghaxar Minuti tackled 39 different subjects, and the Association benefitted from 390 minutes of television exposure (excluding an additional 780 minutes in repeat time). This programme was instrumental in projecting a positive image of employers to the general public and also an opportunity to increase awareness about important labour market and economic issues. In fact members of the pubic have approached the Association to express their satisfaction at the objective approach to the topics covered by the series. 

We have also invited many commentators to participate in the programme, including unions, leading economists and experts. This has added to the credibility of the programme and of the Association. 

All programme material, scripts, questions, selection of topics and speakers, filming times and locations has been coordinated inhouse by the MEA secretariat to keep production costs to a minimum, and to ensure that the programmes really reflect employers’ views on the issues tackled. Filming and production was done by Halo Ltd. 

The following is a full list of the programmes and the speakers who have participated:

Prog.

Title   

Speakers

1

Il-Kompetittivita

Mr. Joshua Zammit

  

Dr. Adrian Said (EMCS)

2

Ir-Rwol tal-MEA

Mr. Joshua Zammit

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

3

The Retail Price Index

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Mr. David Pace Ross (NSO)

4

Il-COLA

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Mr. Tony Zarb (GWU)

5

The Labour Activity Rate

Mr. Joshua Zammit

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

6

Pension Reform

Mr. David Spiteri Gingell

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

7

Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Kwalifiki

Mr. Matthew Agius (MQC)

  

Dr. Charlotte Camilleri

8

Il-Budget Nazzjonali

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Mr. Joshua Zammit

9

It-Tahrig fuq il-Post tax-Xoghol

Ms. Antoinette Caruana (Simonds Farsons Cisk plc)

  

Mr. Joshua Zammit

10

Il-Micro Enterprises f’Malta 

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

11

Id-Djalogu Socjali

Mr. William Portelli (CMTU)

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

12

L-MCESD

Mr. Sonny Portelli (Chairman, MCESD)

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

13

Il-Labour Force Maltija

Ms. Amanda Borg (Economist)

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

14

Flexicurity

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Dr. Charlotte Camilleri

15

Iz-Zona Ewro

Prof. Joe Falzon (Economist)

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

16

Teleworking

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Dr. Charlotte Camilleri

17

The Role of the ETC

Dr. Sandra Sladden (ETC Chairperson)

  

Mr. Claudio Farrugia (ETC CEO)

18

The National Curriculum Framework

Prof. Grace Grima (Ministry of Education)

  

Ms. Bernie Mizzi (Head of School)

19

The National Environment Policy

Ms. Astrid Vella (Environmentalist)

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

20

MEA’s budget Proposals

Mr. Joshua Zammit

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

21

Work Related Stress

Ms. Dolores Gauci (Richmond Foundation)

  

Dr. Charlotte Camilleri

22

Ic-Censiment Nazzjonali

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Mr. Michael Pace Ross (NSO)

23

Maternity Leave

Dr. Charlotte Camilleri

24

Voluntary Work

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Ms. Ann Rose Toledo (Caritas)

25

Vocational Education

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Dr. James Calleja (Ministry of Education)

26

Cooperatives in Malta

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Mr. Ray Cassar (Dept. of Cooperatives)

27

Credit Ratings

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Dr. Gordon Cordina (Economist)

28

The Probationary Period

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Dr. Charlotte Camilleri

29

The Minimum Wage

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Mr. Joe Vella (UHM)

30

The Long Term Unemployed

Dr. Sandra Sladden (ETC)

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

31

Part Time Work

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

  

Dr. Charlotte Camilleri

32

Occupational Health and Safety 

Mr. Joshua Zammit

  

Dr. Mark Gauci (OHSA)

33

Foreign Workers in Malta

Mr. Claudio Farrugia (ETC)

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

34

Id-Dipartiment tax-Xoghol u 

Mr. Anthony Azzopardi (DIER)

 

Relazzjonijiet Industrijali

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

35

The Role of MCAST

Prof. Maurice Grech (MCAST)

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

36

The Extension of School Hours

Mr. Kevin Bonello (MUT)

  

Ms. Renee Laiviera

37

Precarious Employment

Mr. Tony Zarb (GWU)

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

38

Social Inclusion

Dr. Charlotte Camilleri

  

Mr. Joseph Camilleri (KNPD)

39

It-Tribunal Industrijali

Dr. Charlotte Camilleri

  

Mr. Joseph Farrugia

This type of media exposure to communicate employers’ views is unprecedented and the Association believes is necessary in order to extend the concept of social dialogue to the man in the street. This should work to make the average person more open to understand the employers’ viewpoint on aspects of the work environment that ultimately affects all of Maltese society.