The agreement reached between the Union Haddiema Maghqudin and the government on Friday was described as a milestone by UHM secretary general Josef Vella. The agreement incorporates a number of accords related to various groups of workers within the health sector.
Mr Vella said “we want our members to enjoy what UHM negotiates for them but it also proves that UHM is a union with a major presence in the health sector, covering 27 different categories of workers across it.” Among the agreements reached on Friday, there is one on Dental Surgery Assistants, which is the first for this group of workers. The UHM has sole recognition for the sector.
The Union Haddiema Maghqudin is threatening to take industrial action next week if the government does not honour an agreement signed in February 2013 which gives better conditions to allied health workers, some 800 employees which were previously known as paramedical staff.
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