Transport Malta and General Workers Union sign two new Collective Agreements

Transport Malta and the General Workers Union this morning signed two new Collective Agreements. Both agreements, for Vessel Traffic Services and Flag & Port State Inspectors, cover the period 2016 – 2020.

Vessel Traffic Services Collective Agreement covers the conditions of work of both VTS supervisors and VTS officers. This agreement builds upon the previous one. It improves the salary conditions and introduces a new entry grade for VTS trainee, enabling them to benefit from specific training programs.

The new collective agreement consolidates further the strong commitment that Transport Malta has to nurture and develop the right skills and to continue attracting employees that would like to pursue a career at the VTS within the Ports and Yachting Directorate.

Flag & Port State Inspectors Collective Agreement is the first collective agreement to cover the Technical Unit on its own. The main objective of this agreement is to attract further the main resources required at the Inspectorate Unit and also to improve the salary conditions. The new collective agreement introduces a new junior grade, Junior Flag & Port State Inspector. This new agreement provides an opportunity for the employees who would like to further their career in Flag & Port State Inspectorate within the Merchant Shipping Directorate.