Discrepancies over 2011 Air Malta early retirement schemes settled

Former Air Malta workers who retired in 2011 after taking up the scheme will finally receive the full amount as pledged six years ago

The agreement was reached yesterday evening in a meeting between GWU, the tourism minister, the Air Malta chairperson, and former President George Abela
The agreement was reached yesterday evening in a meeting between GWU, the tourism minister, the Air Malta chairperson, and former President George Abela

Six years after Air Malta workers took up the airline’s voluntary redundancy and early retirement schemes, the tourism ministry announced that payment discrepancies owed to them from the global amount from the agreement have been settled.

According to the ministry, the agreement was reached yesterday in a meeting involving a delegations from the General Workers’ Union, tourism minister Edward Zammit Lewis, Air Malta chairperson Maria Micallef and President Emeritus George Abela, who is presiding over a new committee aimed at reaching agreements with Air Malta unions on the matter.

Zammit Lewis said the new committee will be reaching an agreement on retirement schemes and negotiating a new collective agreement with the GWU by the end of June.

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