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2015 Business Performance Survey

 

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GRTU’s 2015 Business Performance Survey shows an overall positive result which to a great extent reflects Malta’s economic achievements. This is especially when considering an increase of over 10% of respondents reporting improvements over last year, when compared to the feeling expressed by enterprises in the 2014 Business Performance Survey.
In 2015, the positive feedback submitted by businesses supersedes the negative feeling both when businesses assess their overall performance and their sales during the festive season.

Read more: 2015 Business Performance Survey

GRTU welcomes progress achieved in employment of people with disability, calls for closer cooperation with employers

GRTU – Malta Chamber for SMEs supports all calls and initiatives towards social integration of persons with disability and it is pleased to note an increased uptake of employment of persons with disability by the private sector.

Announced in the Budget 2015 Speech, the re-invigoration of a dormant legislation of having a minimum of 2% of employees being persons with 

Read more: GRTU welcomes progress achieved in employment of people with disability, calls for closer...

GRTU reaches agreement with Enemed on a wider distribution of Super Unleaded Petrol – RON98

Following a meeting held earlier this week with Enemed Chairman Kevin Chircop, GRTU presented its arguments as to why the Unleaded Super Fuel should be distributed widely amongst fuel stations and therefore the stations interested should be given the opportunity to sell the new product.

GRTU is pleased to announce that following this meeting an agreement was reached whereby all fuel stations that express their interest in selling the

Read more: GRTU reaches agreement with Enemed on a wider distribution of Super Unleaded Petrol – RON98

GRTU and MCA launch tools to facilitate the advancement of Maltese SMEs in the digital world

The Malta Communications Authority and GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs have today launched a number of tailored tools that will proactively increase the number of businesses in Malta that have an online presence and are able to compete online.

GRTU President Paul Abela stated that competition from the internet is one of the biggest concerns and challenges faced by Maltese businesses today. 

Read more: GRTU and MCA launch tools to facilitate the advancement of Maltese SMEs in the digital world

Joint statement by the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security and GRTU

The private sector's role to raise standards in Paceville is pivotal

“We need to send a serious enforcement message on Paceville, but to succeed all stakeholders involved including the private sector must act in unity”, This was stated by Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Carmelo Abela during a meeting held with the Chamber for Small and Medium Enterprises in Malta on the issue of the amelioration of Paceville entertainment zone and surrounding areas.

The majority of entertainment operators in Malta and Gozo were present for the meeting including a high number of owners of establishments in 

Read more: Joint statement by the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security and GRTU

GRTU and MTA initiate wave of communication efforts targeting the hospitality and leisure industry

A number of operators representing the majority of entertainment establishments in Malta and Gozo have yesterday attended a communication meeting related to compliance and higher standards organized jointly by the GRTU and the MTA.

The meeting was chaired by Philip Fenech, GRTU President for the Tourism

Read more: GRTU and MTA initiate wave of communication efforts targeting the hospitality and leisure industry

Il-GRTU u l-MSBCA jesprimu l-preokkupazzjoni taghhom fuq l-izviluppi dwar ir-rilokazzjoni tal-bejjiegha tal-monti

Il-GRTU u l-Merchants Street Business Community Association (MSBCA) illum laqqgħu lis-sidien tan-negozji li jinsabu  fi Triq il-Merkanti, Valletta u dan in vista ta’ l-aħħar żviluppi dwar ir-rilokazzjoni tal-bejjiegħa tal-monti.

Is-sidien tal-ħwienet ta’ Strada Merkanti filwaqt li jirrijaffermaw li għamlu investiment ta’ miljuni ta’ ewro fil-ħwienet tagħhom u dan sabiex itejjbu l-

Read more: Il-GRTU u l-MSBCA jesprimu l-preokkupazzjoni taghhom fuq l-izviluppi dwar ir-rilokazzjoni...

The Family Business Act: What exactly am I going to benefit from?

The white paper heralding a new piece of legislation that the GRTU has been working on and insisting upon for several years, has finally been published and is nearing its entering into force.
 
The Family Business Act will shortly provide a regulatory platform whereby incentives being introduced by the very Act itself, as well as forthcoming incentives for family businesses that fall within the definitions of the Act, will benefit. The Act includes enabling provisions to allow the competent Minister to further legislate on a number of aspects including the development of further benefits.

Read more: The Family Business Act: What exactly am I going to benefit from?

Migration: An important source of employment for the private sector that must be safeguarded

GRTU CEO Abigail Psaila Mamo has today participated in a citizens debate entitled ‘Living with Migration’ which concentrated on the issue of migration in Malta including how they are perceived by citizens, how they themselves feel they are treated and the case for their integration.

It was mentioned that migration is an issue not just in Malta but in many other EU countries, where the numbers are even bigger than in Malta. When 

Read more: Migration: An important source of employment for the private sector that must be safeguarded

GRTU welcomes Energy Union Package but warns that business must be assisted technically and financially

GRTU welcomes the Energy Union Package. The Energy Union is even more important for Malta because we feel that due to the small size of Malta and lack of economies of scale we have a lot more to gain. Malta’s absolute dependency on importing oil to produce electricity and problematic and unavoidable market inefficiencies, including lack of competition, being the only member state that imports refined oil because we do not have a refinery and the added costs to secure supply, makes electricity in Malta amongst the most expensive in Europe.

We are also in favour of reforms and changes that are needed to increase energy efficiency and change to alternative energy sources. We emphasis however that the impact on SMEs must be assessed and they must be supported and SME organization should be fully involved. 

Read more: GRTU welcomes Energy Union Package but warns that business must be assisted technically and...

Climate Change Action on MEUSAC Core Group Agenda

Climate Change Minister Leo Brincat addressed the MEUSAC Core Group ahead of the UN World Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris. Minister Brincat tied Climate Change Action with the importance of sustainable growth. He explained how Malta had adopted the Climate Change Act which establishes structures and mechanisms to instil climate change awareness and accountability related to such inaction. This would be 

Read more: Climate Change Action on MEUSAC Core Group Agenda

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