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Wage Inflation in Malta

Information Session 31/10/2018 - 31/10/2018

The Malta Employers’ Association is organising a discussion session for its members at the MEA premises on the 31 October 2018 about wage inflation in Malta. Many members report that they are finding it difficult to source human resources and that there is a strong pressure on labour costs. During this session we will be looking into various aspects of the situation, including the engagement of foreign nationals, the impact of rent and housing prices on wages, labour mobility, employment with the private sector, collective bargaining and others.


The session will start at 2pm and will include a number of workshops. The outcome of this session will set the ground for formal research which will be conducted by MEA on the salient points raised.


The programme (tentative) shall be as follows:


2.00 pm     Registration

2.30 pm     Opening remarks

2.40 pm     General Discussion

3.15 pm     Workshops:

Workshop 1: Impact of Rent and Property Prices on labour costs

Workshop 2: Trends in Collective Bargaining and Wages

Workshop 3: Labour shortages and Wage inflation

Workshop 4: Government Induced Costs and Labour Costs in the Public sector.

4.30 pm     Report on Workshops by Rapporteurs

4.55 pm     Concluding remarks


A maximum of 45 persons will be accepted for this event, and the participants will be selected to represent a cross section of all economic sectors.


For registration, kindly return the registration form duly filled in by not later than 17 October at [email protected].

Venue: MEA
Contact: Dorianne Azzopardi Cilia
Email: [email protected]