Il-GRTU tinnota b’dispjaċir in-nuqqas min-naħa tal-Gvern fejn mhux talli d-diskussjonijiet li ilhom għaddejjin mill-2014 ma waslu mkien, iżda anke il-gvern mar lura fuq dak li kien diġa’ ġie miftiehem.
Fl-2014 il-GRTU ippreżentat lill-Gvern studju dettaljat li sar minn kumpanija serja u indipendenti li wera l-ħtiġijiet ċari ta’ dawn l-operaturi fi sfond tal-avvanzi kontinwi li jiġu meħtieġa u rikjesti mill-liġijiet tal-ERA u r-REWS, li jinkludi r-ristrutturar kbir li jrid isir sa mhux aktar tard mill-2020.
Il-GRTU għamlet bosta laqgħat mall-Ministru Joe Mizzi biex jinstab ftehim sabiex il-Pompi tal-Petrol ikollhom is-sostenn neċessarju biex ikunu jistgħu jagħmlu dak li qed jintalab minnhom pero l-Ministru Mizzi jidher li qed jilgħab biz-zmien u jmur lura fuq progress li diġa’ kien sar.
Għadlaqstant il-GRTU ma teskludix li l-Pompi tal-Petrol ser ikunu qed jieħdu azzjonijiet fil-ġranet li gejjin.
GRTU Survey confirms that Black Friday was the best day for Retail Shops – A record day for sales
A survey conducted by GRTU with Retail shop and outlet owners, businesses has confirmed what a big success this year’s Black Friday was with 85% saying sales were stronger over Black Friday of last year and any other shopping day. The survey was conducted represents the feedback recieved from over 150 shops and outlets.
From the survey conducted, 17% of the respondents to participate in the Black Friday activity for the fist time this year. The survey also notes that 25% of those that did not participate are either seriously considering or surely participating next year.
GRTU CEO Abigail Mamo notes “From our survey results we can confirm that there was an increase in sales of around 25% on average over last year’s Black Friday”
GRTU’s survey shows that their offers varied between 15% and 70% off with some even included special gifts and buy-one-get-one free offers. Furthermore, 76% of respondents also extended their offers to Saturday.
GRTU CEO Abigial Mamo notes that “58% of respondents have extended their normal shopping hours by opening early, closing later and staying open throughout the day, in order to offer a better service for customers”
'Ques for 10 hours, waiting for the shop to open'
adds comments from GRTU CEO Ms Abigail Mamo
"Black Friday starts with a Bang!"
"We are receiving positive feedback from all over Malta and Gozo. People started queuing very early with one individual queuing since 11:00PM yesterday evening.
"Although customers are numerous with some shops experiences ques, businesses have redeployed employees from the office to assist customers and this is easing flow."
"Although it is too early to compare this Black Friday with last years', it is already very evident that there is a positive trend"
Updates from Ms. Abigial Mamo - GRTU CEO
BEST DAY OF THE YEAR WHEN IT COMES TO SALES
"Even though the day is not over yet, from the feedback received we can safely say that today will probably be the best day of the year when it comes to sales."
"We estimate that this years' Black Fridays event will surpass that of previous years"
Sales have been good everywhere. This feedback was received from businesses of all sorts and spread amongst a number of localities around Malta and Gozo.
In the coming days, GRTU will be publishing results of a survey conducted amongst its members and would be able to give more detailed data on this years' Black Fridays event.