Gas Distributors, Water Bowser Operators, Lotto receivers and Importers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment have barely anything in common. However behind the scenes, beyond the concern of the public, the man in the street, all of these sectors have their livelihood left hanging by incompetent Authorities appointed by the Government of the Day.
This is the ultimate question behind a survey GRTU is presently conducting with all Local Councils in Malta and Gozo. The survey was just initiated a couple of days ago however a good number of Local Councils have already been contacted and it is, even at this early stage, proving very interesting as we are starting to unveil the different trends within each Locality in the way they prepare for the festive season and especially to what extend the Business Community is involved.
Algeria - GRTU President Paul Abela has this week participated at a Trade Mission to Algeria organized by Malta Enterprise. Amongst the many meetings Mr Abela met The Director General of the Algerian National Agency for the Development of SMEs, Mr Rachid Moussaoui, to which he presented a Bi-lateral Agreement for Mutual Cooperation for the benefit of members.
Green MT recovers 44Million kilos of recyclables - Green MT, the National Waste Packaging Compliance Scheme continues to foster public awareness campaign across the education sector. In collaboration with Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary Students at Naxxar, with the help of the School's Green Teams, a campaign to recover plastic bottles took place over the last three weeks. The aim was to continue to further educate youths in respect to recycling.
GRTU is currently working on a formal request which it will be presenting to Government for the setting up of a National Skills Council for Commerce. This is now long overdue, especially now that the European Commission DG Employment has given the green light for the setting up of the EU Sector Skills Council for Commerce.