General Workers' Union Youths: Standardisation – Involvement of Maltese Trade Unions

24 Nov 2017 - 09:00


The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has released a newsletter entitled PC Standardisation/Request for Lobby with your National Standardisation Body, dated 16th of June 2017 saying: ‘… underlining that many of the areas subject to standardisation are political by nature and should thus be channeled through democratic decision-making procedures rather than private standardisation committees, insists on the autonomy of social partners and respect of collective bargaining and agreements potentially challenged by standards.’

However, ‘the ETUC recognises that working conditions are among the major societal challenges that standards can help address on the condition that trade unions are appropriately represented and can effectively participates in standardisation arenas.’

In view of the above, the GWU and the GWU – Youths will be organising a half day Conference regarding the subject in caption. The Conference is envisaged to take place on Friday the 24th of November 2017 from 09:00-13:30. The Conference is being organised in conjunction with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) as well as with support of the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA). Kindly find attached the agenda of for this Conference.

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