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MCESD attends National Employment Policy launch

The Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) yesterday morning attended a business breakfast themed ‘The National Employment Policy 2021-2030’ organised by the Ministry for Finance and Employment. Dr Stephanie Fabri gave a detailed analysis on the labour force in general and wage income distribution. In 2020, the total Maltese population stood at 514,564 […]

MCESD steps up its game in facilitating discussion, next national priority after Budget is RRP

From the onset, MCESD seriously took up the urgent call for action by all countries, as part of 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, which revolves around 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), intended to end poverty by adopting strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth while preserving the environment. During her […]

MCESD participates in virtual meeting on the Technical Support Instrument

The National Productivity Board (NPB) within the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) participated in a virtual conference titled ‘Opportunities for National Productivity Boards and economic analytical institutions’. The Technical Support Instrument (TSI) is the EU programme that provides tailor-made technical expertise to design and implement reforms within the public service. Funding comes entirely from […]

Social partners play vital role in pre-Budget document consultation

Social partners who are members of the MCESD Council have played a vital role in the national Pre-Budget document after MCESD put up its annual pre-Budget meeting last week to rope in trade unions and employer organisations in the run-up to the October 11 Budget speech. The Government received a consolidated report from social partners, […]

MCESD holds introductory meeting on Low Wage Commission

An introductory meeting to establish the Low Wage Commission was held this morning with MCESD Council members, led by MCESD chairperson James Pearsall. The Council comprises of social partners (unions and employers). The aim of the meeting was to initiate the way forward for the setting up of the Commission in relation to the agreement […]

Online info session on Norwegian Model of Social Dialogue

MCESD Chairperson James Pearsall and Executive Secretary Adriana Chircop attended a training session organised by SEM on the Norwegian model of social dialogue. Effective social dialogue structures and processes can lead to the resolution of important economic and social issues, advance social and industrial peace and stability and boost economic progress among others. SEM contributes […]

Social partners present pre-Budget proposals to Finance Minister

An MCESD meeting held at Aula Magna in Valletta saw social partners (members of the MCESD Council) present their pre-Budget proposals to Minister For Finance Clyde Caruana. The annual MCESD meeting on the pre-Budget proposals was held in the presence of Minister under the Office of the Prime Minister Carmelo Abela. Hon Caruana said that […]

GRC meets to discuss pre-Budget proposals

The Gozo Regional Committee today is discussing the pre-Budget proposals ahead of the MCESD meeting to be held at the end of this month. The MCESD set up working groups to work on specific themes for the national Budget and for other national priorities. The budget proposals will be presented during the MCED meeting to […]