• EDITORIAL - JOSEF VELLA
  • The UĦM's First of May

  • Workers’ Day  –  a day to celebrate achievements, discuss current issues, and look to the future. The UĦM held its annual Workers’ Day Conference at the Catholic Institute
    in Floriana. The hall was jam-packed with members. 


    The UĦM is living through exciting and challenging times. Exciting because we have embarked on innovative and effective ways of communicating and being of service to our members. A lot of effective work was done by all of us in different sectors, both on an individual, as well as on a collective level. Based on effective teamwork and unity amongst workers, the UĦM was successful Ln many fronts. Through a new-found unity, in a few months, the UĦM secured a collective agreement that these workers never had for twenty whole years. In a few weeks’ time, we are looking forward to announcing recognition at the Malta Public Transport. These workers have been waiting and fighting for a long time to be given what is rightfully theirs. The UĦM is making sure that these workers will have their union choices respected. 


    Maltese workers today are facing numerous challenges. On average, their median pay is still hovering at around half the EU average.  On a union level, we still need to learn that freedom of association is not just a concept that can be bandied about in speeches;  we simply cannot accept pressures that are taking place in in different places of work regarding union membership. And because we are a European democracy, we simply cannot accept unions being treated differently. 


    On an international level, our thoughts and call for concrete action refers to the tragedy that is unfolding in the Mediterranean. Our sense of humanity dictates that concrete measures need to be taken to avert more loss of human lives. We call upon the European Union and its leaders to act effectively and swiftly. 


    The first of May is a day of celebration, but also a day of reflection on what we can do, and on how we can turn challenges into opportunities. Happy Workers’ Day to all!






Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin (Malta)
General Headquarters
“Dar Reggie Miller”
St Thomas Street
Floriana FRN 1123
Malta

Email: info@uhm.org.mt
Telephone: (+356) 2590 5000



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Issue 53 - April 2015

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  • EDITORIAL - JOSEF VELLA
  • The UĦM's First of May

  • Workers’ Day  –  a day to celebrate achievements, discuss current issues, and look to the future. The UĦM held its annual Workers’ Day Conference at the Catholic Institute
    in Floriana. The hall was jam-packed with members. 


    The UĦM is living through exciting and challenging times. Exciting because we have embarked on innovative and effective ways of communicating and being of service to our members. A lot of effective work was done by all of us in different sectors, both on an individual, as well as on a collective level. Based on effective teamwork and unity amongst workers, the UĦM was successful Ln many fronts. Through a new-found unity, in a few months, the UĦM secured a collective agreement that these workers never had for twenty whole years. In a few weeks’ time, we are looking forward to announcing recognition at the Malta Public Transport. These workers have been waiting and fighting for a long time to be given what is rightfully theirs. The UĦM is making sure that these workers will have their union choices respected. 


    Maltese workers today are facing numerous challenges. On average, their median pay is still hovering at around half the EU average.  On a union level, we still need to learn that freedom of association is not just a concept that can be bandied about in speeches;  we simply cannot accept pressures that are taking place in in different places of work regarding union membership. And because we are a European democracy, we simply cannot accept unions being treated differently. 


    On an international level, our thoughts and call for concrete action refers to the tragedy that is unfolding in the Mediterranean. Our sense of humanity dictates that concrete measures need to be taken to avert more loss of human lives. We call upon the European Union and its leaders to act effectively and swiftly. 


    The first of May is a day of celebration, but also a day of reflection on what we can do, and on how we can turn challenges into opportunities. Happy Workers’ Day to all!













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Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin (Malta Workers’ Union),
Dar Reggie Miller, St Thomas Street,
Floriana FRN 1123 Malta

Telephone:   (+356) 2590 5000
Email:   info@uhm.org.mt
www.uhm.org.mt