Collective Agreement Public Service Malta 2017

The existing collective agreement remains valid until it is replaced after the signing of a new collective agreement. Mario Cutajar, Permanent Secretary of Civil Service Administration, explained that state services are participating in some 70 different sectoral agreements that will enter into force over the next five years. The Employment and Industrial Relations Act 2002 (EIRA) defines a “contract of employment” and a “contract of employment” as “an agreement (with the exception of service as a member of a disciplined force), whether orally or in writing, in any manner, under which a person undertakes to provide or work for an employer for remuneration. and, as regards the conditions of employment, includes an apprenticeship contract agreement”. This definition recognizes an oral agreement as enforceable by law. However, in cases where no written employment contract has been signed between the worker and the employer, the employer is required to provide the worker with a signed statement indicating the basic conditions of employment in accordance with Legal Note 431 of 2002 – Information to Employees Regulations, 2002. The signed declaration should contain the following information: the date of commencement of employment; the trial period; normal rates of pay; overtime rates of wages payable; normal working hours; the periodicity of salary payments; in the case of a fixed-term or permanent-term contract, the planned or agreed duration of the contract; paid leave as well as leave, sick leave and other days of leave to which the worker is entitled; the conditions under which the employer may impose fines; the title, grade, nature or class of the work for which the worker is employed; the notice periods to be respected by the employer and the worker in this case; where applicable, the collective agreement governing the worker`s working conditions; and all other relevant or applicable terms and conditions of employment. The signed declaration or employment contract must be issued within eight working days of the start of the employment relationship (or from the start date of the contract). The procedures for dismissal and dismissal in the civil service are governed by Legal Communication 66 of 2017 (Maltese Constitution), namely the Disciplinary Rules of the Civil Service Commission, 2017, the Public Services Management Code and the Collective Agreement for Civil Servants for 2017-2024. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said, at the signing of the collective agreement, that the government had continued to invest in the public sector, to keep it in line with Malta`s rapid economic growth. .

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