Driving licence theory tests suspended following the collapse of an apartment block in Gwardamanġa

Following the collapse of a block of apartments in Gwardamanġa last night, Transport Malta is temporarily suspending the driving licence theory tests since the theory testing centre is part of the block.

This decision is with immediate effect.  The Authority is establishing an alternative site for the theory tests.  Clients will be informed with new dates and place of the theory tests. This service will resume on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Transport Malta regrets any inconvenience caused.

Pink October at Transport Malta

Transport Malta held a Pink October Awareness Day last week. 

Medical students offered various heald checks for Transport Malta Employees. In a dedicated room, students from the Malta Medical Students Association took blood samples, measured blood pressure and weighed TM employees to check the BMI and for diabetes, among others. 

Mrs Michelle Muscat from the Marigold Foundation visited Transport Malta’s offices in Lija and introduced two breast cancer survivors who shared their experience with cancer.  They encouraged all those present to keep on the lookout and perform check-ups to prevent cancer.

An employee has been suspended following court arraignment

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An employee has been suspended following court arraignment

Transport Malta has been informed that one of its employees has been arraigned in court today, facing bribery allegations. In line with the collective agreement, the employee will be suspended with immediate effect. The alleged case is unrelated to his duties at Transport Malta.

Promoting Careers in Transport

Industrial Actions at Transport Malta

Transport Malta apologises for potential delayed services, its clients might experience due to actions ordered by the UĦM from today.  The UĦM has ordered industrial actions at Transport Malta, asking its members not to use all means of communication.   

Transport Malta and UĦM have, for the past months, been heavily engaged in discussions to secure new collective agreements with the Authority’s workers.  The discussions were very constructive and the main collective agreement, which covers about 60% of the staff members, is mostly agreed upon.

Effective negotiation of all agreements commenced in April 2017, as soon as the Civil Service Agreement was signed. Transport Malta handed over its consolidated position to the Industrial Relations Unit, back in October, who have, unfortunately, not given their go-ahead yet on the other two Collective Agreements.

Transport Malta is committed to investing in its workforce, improving its financial package and conditions of work, to offer a better service for the Maltese Public.

It is indeed disappointing that it is, after all, the Public that will suffer through these actions.  Whilst apologising for the inconvenience caused, the Authority urges the Industrial Relations Unit to reach its conclusions without delay and the Public to avoid requesting its services whenever possible, for now.  

Transport Malta and MCAST sign agreement

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Yesterday, 7th November, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology and Transport Malta signed an agreement to pursue further collaboration.

Transport Malta will participate in different schemes of teaching based on work, offered by MCAST, with the aim to improve the employability of students in sectors that fall within the remit of Transport Malta. The Authority will help MCAST by raising awareness on the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects for a career within the transport industry while organising training sessions, seminars in class and visits by students and workers.

The Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Dr. Ian Borg described Transport Malta and MCAST as two entities with an important role in Maltese Society and thus, a collaboration between the two will prove beneficial for students and society at large. The Minister explained how Transport Malta has been the main partner with MCAST in apprenticeship and internship schemes since 2014, with 14 internships and two apprenticeships this year. He said that the Memorandum of Understanding will formalise this important collaboration while raising awareness on careers in the transport sector.