UĦM suspends industrial actions as a sign of goodwill

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The UĦM – Voice of the Workers has halted the industrial actions which it had issued earlier this month.

The union had issued directives for healthcare workers after registering an industrial dispute over an expired collective agreement.

The UĦM said that a meeting was held between the Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne and the Union on the collective agreement for Allied Health Professionals.

Minister Fearne hailed the negotiations in a tweet, saying that patients were the ultimate winners.

The industrial action was ordered on 10 August after negotiations were stalled.

The union said that as a sign of goodwill it will suspend the industrial actions for two weeks with the aim to finalize a deal for its members.

On Thursday, the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability acknowledged the workers’ rights, however, pointed out that the suspension of services was having a negative impact on children with disability who had already missed out on their therapy due to the suspension of services during the pandemic.