Survey report on ‘Sick Leave in Malta’, January 2020

The Malta Employers’ Association has issued a survey report on ‘Sick Leave in Malta’ to provide a picture on the utilisation of sick leave by employees. The survey obtained data from 351 respondents covering more than 400 companies in Malta, spread across different economic sectors. This survey was conducted before the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore the results do not reflect sick leave patterns resulting from the pandemic, but rather during times considered as ‘normal’.
Please find here the report.

Survey III on COVID-19 – Testing Business Performance

With the rise in positive Covid-19 cases, the MEA believes that companies’ realities are changing at a fast pace. The MEA wants to keep abreast with how COVID-19 is affecting businesses and employers.

It is due to this fact, that we have created the third survey with the following aims and objectives:

  • To evaluate business performance by sector and company size
  • To determine employers’ projections for the coming months
  • To study the labour market potential in surviving the pandemic 

You can find the Preliminary Results and the Media Release, published on the 9th September 2020.

Please find below the Sectoral Anaylsis for:

The conclusions of this report helped the MEA in proposing a set of recommendations based on companies’ needs and in lobbying with other social partners and government at large.

Should you have any queries, kindly contact Sharon Farrugia, Research Executive at MEA on [email protected]


Past surveys

MEA Survey Results: COVID-19 Effect on Business, June 2020  Download

MEA Survey Results: COVID-19 Effect on Business, April 2020  Download

Results of the Wage Inflation Survey, July 2019  Download

Research Study: Equipping Employers for a more equal and inclusinve labour market, November 2015  Download

Report on Survey: Impact of COLA on Employers in Times of Recession, September 2009  Download

The Malta Employers' Association issued a report on Sick Leave.  It is the result of a survey conducted by the MEA to identify the extent of sick leave in Malta.  The survey was distributed among companies operating in different sectors in January 2005.  Download the report.