The Malta Employers’ Association and FORUM Union Maltin jointly organized a seminar on Conflict Resolutions and Industrial Relations, on Tuesday, 3 May 2016.

An important requisite of stable industrial relations is to have a reliable system and established procedures to address conflict resolution. Industrial conflict may result from a clash of interests and resultant disputes of varying intensity, between different individuals, groups and organizations in the industrial relations system. Although in Malta we do have an established system, entrenched in legislation and also in collective agreements, that is meant to resolve conflict and avoid escalation of disputes, social partners have been engaged in dialogue to reform and improve the existing system through informal discussions and also through the Employment Relations Board. For example, the recent issue concerning the Industrial Tribunal is a case in point where a court decision found that the manner in which the Industrial Tribunal, as established today, operates against fundamental constitutional provisions. There are different ideas how to improve the existing system and the scope of this seminar is to inform participants in the different perspectives by the social partners and to engage them in discussion to identify the major issues and seek a convergence of ideas that serve as a guide on the best way forward.

Download the presentation delivered by Dr Charlotte Camilleri – MEA Executive in EU & Legal Affairs and Mr Christopher Attard – FORUM Vice President.

As part of the SME Week 2016, the Malta Employers’ Association in collaboration with the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business is organising a Half day seminar:  Better Access of Information for SMEs – SMETOOL a possible solution? on Friday, 30 September 2016.

The European SME Week is a pan-European campaign that aims to promote entrepreneurship in Europe. It helps existing entrepreneurs find information on available support and tries to encourage more people to set up their own businesses. Coordinated by the European Commission, this campaign consists of events throughout the whole year. The main event of the European SME Week is organised every autumn together with the SME Assembly and the European Enterprise Promotion Awards Ceremony.

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As part of the SME Week 2017, the Malta Employers’ Association together with the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses are organising a Seminar / Focus Group Workshops: “Are Current Social Problems Affecting Businesses?” on Friday, 13 October 2017 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta.

Social problems consist of issues that are disruptive to society in various ways, and can also have an impact on the employer employee relationship when problems such as drug addiction, debts, family breakdowns and others affect employee performance. This seminar will focus on the extent to which employers should be involved in such issues and the mechanisms and techniques that exist to provide assistance at the workplace where possible. The event will also discuss the availability of services by different authorities to help both employees and employers to deal with such situations.

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One of the major characteristics of the labour market in recent years is the high level of job mobility caused by an increasing demand for labour and shortages of such labour in many sectors of the economy.

The Malta Employers’ Association, together with FOR.U.M. Unions Maltin, are organising a seminar on Friday, 10th November 2017 at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Attard with the the theme: “Job Mobility and Skills Portability in the Maltese Market”.

The seminar will look into different aspects of the issue of job mobility at EU and national level, with experts from the private sector, unions and government. Among the topics discussed through presentations and panel discussions will be:

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