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GRTU Annual Report 2015

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An ever-improved fair through GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs and Fiera il-Kbira agreement

An agreement of cooperation signed between GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs and Il-Fiera l-Kbira promises successful organization of the nation-wide fair. The aim of the collaboration focuses on improving quality and standards whilst reflecting evolving practice that can serve business exposure and benefit consumers alike. 
 

Read more: An ever-improved fair through GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs and Fiera il-Kbira agreement

GRTU supports the 2nd edition of ‘Servizz bi Tbissima’

A press conference was held at MCCAA to inaugurate ‘Servizz bi Tbissima’ The Service with a smile award’ that will also be extended to the best online service.

This award is organized by the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA). The aim of this competition is to recognize those shops that offer good service and strive to improve the relationship between consumers and retailers. At the same time promote good business practices.

Read more: GRTU supports the 2nd edition of ‘Servizz bi Tbissima’

Loading & Unloading of Containers: a much needed clarification

GRTU has recently insisted with the Department of Local Government for a clear policy to be introduced in relation to the loading and unloading of containers.

The issue relates to containers being loaded and unloaded within Localities as opposed to the Hal Far Groupage Complex. GRTU has been advocating the principle that traders had every right to request permission to place a container within a Locality as long as the entire contents of the container were to be delivered to the same recipient.

Containers carrying groupage are strictly to be unloaded at the Hal Far Groupage Complex in terms of the Motor Tractors Regulations.

Until recently, the practice to load or unload a container outside one’s warehouse consisted of simply obtaining a permit from the Local Council offices in that locality.

Read more: Loading & Unloading of Containers: a much needed clarification

GRTU requests MCESD meeting following BREXIT vote

Following Britain’s referendum result at the end of June, GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs President Paul Abela has requested a meeting of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development for Government and social partners to plan together a way forward in a context of an EU without Great Britain.

Read more: GRTU requests MCESD meeting following BREXIT vote

Launch of a New Code of Practice for Outlets serving Alcohol

A new Code of Practice for outlets serving alcoholic beverages was launched amid calls for a more inclusive social responsibility to promote common welfare.

The new code replaces the one introduced 15 years ago and is the result of collaboration between The Sense Group, the Institute for Tourism Studies

Read more: Launch of a New Code of Practice for Outlets serving Alcohol

GRTU discusses long-standing issues afflicting Gozo businesses during its mission in Gozo

The GRTU Executive Council and management team embarked on a mission that brought them closer to the reality of Gozo based businesses.
 
During a day that was specifically focused on Gozo GRTU’s top management team held meetings with Gozitan entrepreneurs as well as the Gozo Business Chamber.
 

Read more: GRTU discusses long-standing issues afflicting Gozo businesses during its mission in Gozo

GRTU Executive Council meets Dr Nadine Sant, Legal Advisor to the Economy Ministry (MEIB) to discuss the Family Business Act

The aim of the family Business Act is to address obstacles and problems that those operating a family business face especially in instances of business transfers. 

GRTU urges Hon Chris Cardona to assist in its fight against unfair competition

The issue of unfair competition created by operators that import products and give their services from Sicily to Malta has been going on for almost 10 years. The situation worsened a couple of years ago, an indirect cause of the economic crises, where an unprecedented number of Sicilian economic 

Read more: GRTU urges Hon Chris Cardona to assist in its fight against unfair competition

Valletta Shop Scheme

The Valletta shop scheme launched in 2015 has come to an end earlier this month with over 100 applications submitted by operators of Government owned shops in Valletta.
 
Was the Scheme a success or not?

Read more: Valletta Shop Scheme

Il-GRTU titlob lill-Ministru ghat-Trasport jikkonsidra jerġa’ ddawwar it-traffiku ġewwa ċ-Centru tal-Mosta ghal kif kien qabel l-1996

L-GRTU dejjem poġġiet bħala prijorita’ fuq il-programm tagħha l-iżvilupp tal-lokalitajiet bħala fonti ta’ ħolqien ta’ impjieg u avvanz ta’ attivita’ ekonomika. Il-GRTU qiegħda taħdem kontinwament mall-Malta Tourism Authority, Transport Malta, Kunsilli Lokali u s-sidien tal-intrapriżi fil-lokalitajiet bil-ghan li jinħolqu attrazzjonijiet ġodda sabiex niġbdu aktar xogħol lejn il-lokalitajiet.

Read more: Il-GRTU titlob lill-Ministru ghat-Trasport jikkonsidra jerġa’ ddawwar it-traffiku ġewwa ċ-Centru...

Engagement of Migrant Workers Proposal – Positive Initiative Subject to Fine-Tuning

GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs has long called for better regulation of casual work particularly within the context of migrant workers occupying a particular and useful role within our labour market but which does not benefit correctly both to lawful economic operators as well as other law-abiding employee counterparts.
 

Read more: Engagement of Migrant Workers Proposal – Positive Initiative Subject to Fine-Tuning