Forum supports MUMN's objection to Vella
The Forum Unions Maltin has expressed its support with its affiliate, the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses, in its objection to former UHM general secretary Gejtu Vella’s presence during meetings with the Health Department.
Mr Vella has been appointed government consultent on industrial relations.
The Forum said that for Mr Vella to be appointed consultant on industrial relations when he did this in the private sector went against trade unionistic ethics and created a conflict of interest. It could also lead to a situation where talks on collective agreements were compromised.
It was also a mattern of concern because Mr Vella had clearly shown he was prejudiced against the Forum and had done his utmost for it to remain out of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development as well as the European Trade Union Confederation.
Mr Vella had also opposed a Forum idea for a form of unity among unions and was quoted saying he preferred competition, rather than cooperation, among unions.