Enemalta says GWU refuses to lift directives
Directives issued by the General Workers’ Union remained in force notwithstanding a request to suspend them, according to Enemalta.
The union was asked to suspend the directives at the first sitting of the industrial tribunal, which was hearing the case, pending a decision but the union persisted in its plans,” Enemalta claimed.
The union denied Enemalta’s claims the directives would affect the electricity provision and communication between the two power stations. The GWU issued the directives saying Enemalta insisted on transferring employees to grades not provided for by the collective agreement and that were never discussed with the union.
The union had ordered employees not to use the SAP computerised management information system, which is crucial for the corporation’s operations. Its directives involved the use of telephones, faxes, e-mails and mobile phones by the workers. However, the operations control room and telephone operators were excluded from following the directives.