A new collective agreement has been signed between Id‑Dar tal‑Providenza and the General Workers’ Union (GWU). The agreement, covering the period 2024‑2026, provides for better working conditions for all employees as well as a new structure and promotion opportunties. There is also a substantial improvement in salaries as well as various other conditions, it awards the development and training whilst it continues to strengthen family friendly measures. In its totality, this agreement strengthens the relationships of jobs at the Home for the next three years.
The agreement was signed by Fr Martin Micallef, Director of Id‑Dar tal‑Providenza and Mrs Riccarda Darmanin, Secretary of the Professionals, Finance and Services section of the GWU. It was also signed by Ms Nadine Camilleri Cassano, Administrator of Id‑Dar tal‑Providenza, Mr Paul Micallef, Assistant Secretary of the same Section and Shop Stewards Mrs Karen Agius, Mr Miguel Grech and Mr David Muscat. Present on behalf of the Archdiocese of Malta were the Director of Human Resouces Dr Rebecca Gatt, and the Administrator, Mr Michael Pace Ross.
After the signing of the Collective Agreement, Fr Martin thanked all those involved in the negotiations leading up to the signing of the Collective Agreement for the workers which were carried out in an atmosphere of mutual respect and a desire to continue improving on the working conditions and salaries of Id‑Dar tal‑Providenza employees. He added that the will to increase employees’ wages does not only reflect a sense of justice but also an appreciation of the commitment and great dedication of the Home’s employees.
Mrs Darmanin, on behalf of the Professionals, Finance and Services Section of the GWU, expressed her satisfaction at the way the negotiations took place where good will was shown by all which led to a satisfactory conclusion for all parties concerned. Dr Rebecca Gatt, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Malta, said that one has to appreciate the efforts made during the negotiations so that competence and experience of the present work force are recognised and at the same time new talent is attracted.
Those who would like a pdf copy of the new Collective Agreement in Maltese can send an email on email@example.com. A printed hard copy can be collected from the reception as from Wednesday 24 January 2024. Copies of the Collective Agreement in English will be availble as from 1 February 2024. However one can ask for a copy of the salary scale only as from Monday 22 January 2024.
Id-Dar tal-Providenza which was founded in 1965 by Mgr Michael Azzopardi offers residential services to 115 persons with disability. It employs 289 employees.