- April 2005
Reazzjoni u kontroproposti tal-GWU dwar il-white paper mahruga mill-Gvern f’Novembru 2004 intitolata: Pensjonijiet; adekwati u sostenibbli. Rapport ibbazat fuq il-principju: “Ghin lilek innifsek, jekk tiflah” u “Ghin lill-Istat, skond kemm tiflah” biex “L-Istat jghin lil min ma jiflahx”
Il-Holqien tax-Xoghol u Solidarjeta' - Ottubru 2004
L-ghan ta’ dan id-dokument huwa li jigbor il-hsibijiet, l-opinjonijiet u rrakkomandazzjonijiet
tal-GWU dwar il-qaghda ekonomika prezenti, kif diga’
imfissra fl-ewwel proposti mressqa minnha ghall-Holqien tax-Xoghol u
Solidarjeta’, meta giet imnedija l-kampanja tal-GWU www.bidritt.com. Dawn il-
qed jigu evalwati u spjegati b’mod li l-lingwagg uzat, waqt li jkun
miftiehem minn kulhadd, ikun jirrifletti l-hsibijiet u l-kuncetti relatati kif qeghdin
jizviluppaw u jigu diskussi fl-Unjoni Ewropea u fora internazzjonali ohra...
The Optimum Role of the Government in the Maltese Economy
Both internationally and locally, unions have always been in favour of a strong government especially with regard to its responsibility in managing the economy. The reasons are simple to grasp. First, it was through government intervention as a producer that societies attained sophisticated education and health systems. These were areas where, if it weren't for the intervention of the government in the economy as a provider, we would still be faced with widespread disease and illiteracy...
The GWU and the European Union
Ten years ago the General Workers union carried and published a thorough study on the benefits and disadvantages derived from Malta's full membership in the European Union. This study was and still is the only one of its kind ever by a trade union.
In this report, which was hailed by various institutions including the Government, the GWU insisted on the people's sovereignty and proposed that it should be the people to decide in a referendum whether Malta is to join or not the European Union...
The General Workers Union reiterates its stand against total privatisation of all state corporations, parastatal and public companies which are vital for the well being of the nation in the economic and social areas. The GWU firmly believes that these public utilities should continue to be under the effective control of the state, or otherwise, privatisation of such utilities will only be on partial basis whereby the citizens, through its Government will remain the majority stake holders in such utilities...
TWEMMIN - The GWU's Beliefs
Twemmin (Beliefs) is the GWU's vision for a just society. The central principle is that every member of society is important. We do not believe that the strong get their way while the weak are left to drift behind. Since its inception, the GWU was a protagonist in endeavouring and insisting on changing society in being humane. It insisted on social progress and the dignity of workers including manual workers. It also struggled to ensure that the wealth that is created, is distributed in a socially just manner. This is the basis of the society that the GWU believes in.