Prime Minister Joseph Muscat met MEUSAC core group members, amongst which GRTU, where he gave an introduction and Malta's views on the issues that will be discussed during the next European Council meeting that would be held in the following day and gather the views of civil society on these important issues.
The aim of this consultation is to understand stakeholders' views on a range of certification actions which could be undertaken in order to tackle the problem of waste shipments out of the European Union to non-OECD countries if the waste is not treated in an environmentally sound manner.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has updated its guidance on the use of portable electronic devices (or PEDs) on board planes - including smartphones, tablets, MP3 players and e-readers.
One of the benefits emanating from an employment contract to cater for periods of illness during an employment relationship is sick leave. It is a form of financial solidarity with a member of staff at the workplace, a recognition that a sick employee will not be performing at normal levels if he goes to work, which in certain occupations may be a safety concern, and also a basic precautionary measure to avoid potentially harmful exposure to other members of staff in the case of certain diseases, e.g. infections.
16.2%: that's the size of the gender pay gap, or the average difference between women and men's hourly earnings across the EU, according to the latest figures released by the European Commission. The figure has not moved an inch in the space of a year.