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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 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

GRTU’s collaboration with MCAST to promote Entrepreneurship

GRTU has recently embarked on a joint pilot project with MCAST to raise the level of Entrepreneurship in accross the board within the project.
 
In November, GRTU launched the campaign ‘Be your own Boss’ an outreach exercise that targeted MCAST students. As part of this activity GRTU invited various representatives from the business community to exchange their views and experience with the students. The aim of this action is to highlight the skills and capabilities needed to successful establish and operate
a business.

Opposition launches Short-Term Measures to Reduce Traffic - GRTU reiterates urgency of practical immediate improvements

Traffic congestion within the limits of our country’s infrastructure has over the years developed into an imminent cause of concern for all, with direct effect on business. GRTU has first and foremost welcomed the fact that, following continuous pressure by its Transport Lobby Group, the issue has been raised on the national agenda by both Government and Opposition.

Read more: Opposition launches Short-Term Measures to Reduce Traffic - GRTU reiterates urgency of practical...

GRTU’s crusade against the new Billboards and Advertising law

The new Billboards and Advertisements Regulations, 2016 came into force on 29th March 2016. The law brought together two older laws, one related to Billboards and the other related to any other Advertisement into one law and also introduced a number of significant changes.

The law regulates any kind of advertisement that can be seen from the road, including a shop sign, additional adverts both related to goods and services sold by an establishment and commercial adverts of third parties placed on the roads, including billboards.

GRTU Signage Association being formed – Billboard Operators welcomed within GRTU

GRTU’s incessant work on LN103/2016 has led to a six-week consultation period which shall be putting forward constructive proposals as to how the advertising, signage and billboard sectors ought to be regulated in a fair and logical manner which makes sense for the regulator but which is practical on the ground.

Members from the signage and sign-writing sector within GRTU have been actively meeting throughout these weeks to tackle the core issues of the law and propose a system which would regulate efficiently and effectively

Read more: GRTU Signage Association being formed – Billboard Operators welcomed within GRTU