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
1Il-KompetittivitaMr. Joshua Zammit
  Dr. Adrian Said (EMCS)
2Ir-Rwol tal-MEAMr. Joshua Zammit
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
3The Retail Price IndexMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Mr. David Pace Ross (NSO)
4Il-COLAMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Mr. Tony Zarb (GWU)
5The Labour Activity RateMr. Joshua Zammit
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
6Pension ReformMr. David Spiteri Gingell
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
7Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-KwalifikiMr. Matthew Agius (MQC)
  Dr. Charlotte Camilleri
8Il-Budget NazzjonaliMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Mr. Joshua Zammit
9It-Tahrig fuq il-Post tax-XogholMs. Antoinette Caruana (Simonds Farsons Cisk plc)
  Mr. Joshua Zammit
10Il-Micro Enterprises f’Malta Mr. Joseph Farrugia
11Id-Djalogu SocjaliMr. William Portelli (CMTU)
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
12L-MCESDMr. Sonny Portelli (Chairman, MCESD)
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
13Il-Labour Force MaltijaMs. Amanda Borg (Economist)
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
14FlexicurityMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Dr. Charlotte Camilleri
15Iz-Zona EwroProf. Joe Falzon (Economist)
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
16TeleworkingMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Dr. Charlotte Camilleri
17The Role of the ETCDr. Sandra Sladden (ETC Chairperson)
  Mr. Claudio Farrugia (ETC CEO)
18The National Curriculum FrameworkProf. Grace Grima (Ministry of Education)
  Ms. Bernie Mizzi (Head of School)
19The National Environment PolicyMs. Astrid Vella (Environmentalist)
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
20MEA’s budget ProposalsMr. Joshua Zammit
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
21Work Related StressMs. Dolores Gauci (Richmond Foundation)
  Dr. Charlotte Camilleri
22Ic-Censiment NazzjonaliMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Mr. Michael Pace Ross (NSO)
23Maternity LeaveDr. Charlotte Camilleri
24Voluntary WorkMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Ms. Ann Rose Toledo (Caritas)
25Vocational EducationMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Dr. James Calleja (Ministry of Education)
26Cooperatives in MaltaMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Mr. Ray Cassar (Dept. of Cooperatives)
27Credit RatingsMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Dr. Gordon Cordina (Economist)
28The Probationary PeriodMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Dr. Charlotte Camilleri
29The Minimum WageMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Mr. Joe Vella (UHM)
30The Long Term UnemployedDr. Sandra Sladden (ETC)
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
31Part Time WorkMr. Joseph Farrugia
  Dr. Charlotte Camilleri
32Occupational Health and Safety Mr. Joshua Zammit
  Dr. Mark Gauci (OHSA)
33Foreign Workers in MaltaMr. Claudio Farrugia (ETC)
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
34Id-Dipartiment tax-Xoghol u Mr. Anthony Azzopardi (DIER)
 Relazzjonijiet IndustrijaliMr. Joseph Farrugia
35The Role of MCASTProf. Maurice Grech (MCAST)
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
36The Extension of School HoursMr. Kevin Bonello (MUT)
  Ms. Renee Laiviera
37Precarious EmploymentMr. Tony Zarb (GWU)
  Mr. Joseph Farrugia
38Social InclusionDr. Charlotte Camilleri
  Mr. Joseph Camilleri (KNPD)
39It-Tribunal IndustrijaliDr. 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.