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RESTORATION OF NORMALITY DEPENDS ON SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

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The restoration of ‘normality’ largely depends on the spread of the virus, the UHM – Voice of the Workers told The Malta Independent.

The union was responding to a question posed by this newsroom about the temporary agreements made by some companies, whereby they changed the working conditions of employees in order to avoid redundancies. It was asked whether it can estimate when such conditions will return back to normal.

The union said that unless there is a significant decline in the number of active cases - which would lead to the lifting of certain restrictions such as those on travel, the entertainment industry and the organisation of mass events – these economic sectors will not be in a position to start their road to recovery.

Asked the same question, the General Workers’ Union (GWU) said that every workplace in which there are GWU members has returned to normal operation, apart from those in the hospitality sector and aviation industry.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies sought to enact a particular legal clause which gave power to employers so that, in exceptional cases such as a pandemic, they can reach temporary agreements with their employees that would change their working conditions. The agreements were made to avoid redundancies. These changes, by law, have to be revised every four weeks and the temporary measures are to be removed as soon as is possible by the affected company.

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