It has been brought to our attention that sofa products manufactured by the Company Linkwise of China may have been treated with pesticides to inhibit the growth of bugs.
This pesticide has affected users of these sofas causing them injury. As far as is known, no such injuries have been reported in Malta.
The US Travel Insurance Association is advising travellers to check their health insurance policies before travelling abroad. According to a recently released study, traditional domestic health insurance, including Medicare, may not provide travellers abroad with the comprehensive medical coverage that travel insurance does.
GRTU as an organisation will not be participating in the demonstration organised by the Trade Unions on Friday @5.30pm.
Members of GRTU, self employed and SMEs may however decide on their own initiative whether to participate or not.
GRTU agrees with the aims of the organisers of the demonstration but it is not our standard practice to participate in similar activities.
GRTU will however be directing its members not to pay the full new electricity bills based on the tariffs announced by Government.
GRTU will be challenging these tariffs in front of the public regulator, the local courts, the European Commission and the European Court of Justice. This because GRTU believes that the imposition of these charges is illicit.
GRTU had, during this time last year, complained with the authorities that policeman were going round shops asking for presents.
Now that the festive season is approaching the matter was brought to the attention to the Police Commissioner who from his side issued a circular to all the policemen, CHQ Circular No. 154/08.
The pre-budget meetings have been useful as GRTU was pleased to note that several of the incentives given by Government in Budget 2009 were proposals made by the GRTU during the pre-budget meetings. Amongst which: