Malta

Click on each topic for more information
:

LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2002: 5.20% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

401 000  
153 174  
38%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2004  

2.2%  
34.3%  
63.4%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
The work contract is mainly governed by the legal provisions of Conditions of Employment (Regulation) Act


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 1/1/03: 53.13 Lm per week for those above 18 years of age.

Average wage for a salary in the manufacturing industry in 2004: 2.4 Lm by  hour (ILO data)


Social security contributions

Employer: 10%

Employee: 10%

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): The number of normal working hours per week is 40 hrs.

Retirement age: 60 years for women, 61 years for men.

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:Around 30%

Unions: The main union of the island is the General Workers' Union - GWU.
The regulations governing the unions are based on the Industrial Relations Act of 1976.


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Employment and Training Corporation

- South Africa Labour Law Profile


Last modified in January 2006
Export Entreprises©, All rights reserved