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Malta Employers' Association (MEA)

Malta Employers' Association (MEA)

The role of the employer carries with it the burden of many responsibilities emanating from the employer-worker relationships within the company.

These responsibilities entail critically sensitive elements such as employee relations, relations with government bodies and interpretation of legislation.

Regardless of whether the employer is a large corporation or a small office business, unless these elements are handled competently and professionally they can pose a serious threat of employee unrest, with its negative impact on the Company’s performance and reputation.

In the volatile arenas of industrial relations and social policy, an employer requires immediate expert advice and effective action. It is clear that there is much advantage in fostering an organised unity between all employees. Through this unity comes individual strength.

This is the raison d’être of the Malta Employers’ Association.


The MEA seeks to promote

  • A unity of purpose among all employers in Malta in a modern pro-business climate Optimum relations between employers and their employees, as well as between individual employers
  • A good working relationship between government and employers.


Malta Employers' Association Mission Statement

  • To stand for the members' rights in matters regarding the employment of the Human Resource;
  • To regulate and maintain the best possible relations between employers, employees and trade unions;
  • To influence national policy-making and legislation on terms and conditions of employment, industrial relations and social policy, while safeguarding the legitimate interests of employers;
  • To contribute actively to the sustained increase of the national wealth through the continued enhancement of employer / employee relations;
  • To promote the work ethic.


The Association shall achieve this Mission by:

  • Representing and leading members in matters affecting or likely to affect their legitimate interests as employers;
  • Providing advice and assistance to members on the development of sound industrial relations;
  • Maintaining an active role as a member of, and collaborating with, other organisations (local and international) which share similar beliefs as those of the Association;
  • Fostering the improvement of social conditions inspired by the employer's quest for sustained return on investment and the employee's need for job satisfaction.


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Past Events




Events | 18 June 2021 - 18 June 2021

MEA National Conference 2021

MEA National Conference 2021
Events | 28 April 2021 - 14 July 2021

Award in Employment Law Course

Award in Employment Law Course
Events | 20 April 2021 - 18 May 2021

Award in Selling and Generating Revenue

Award in Selling and Generating Revenue
Events | 01 March 2021 - 10 June 2021

Award in HR Management in Practice

Award in HR Management in Practice
Events | 09 February 2021 - 17 February 2021

Free Online Training for HR Managers

Free Online Training for HR Managers
Events | 25 November 2020 - 25 November 2020

Right to Disconnect - Webinar

Right to Disconnect - Webinar
Events | 20 July 2021 - 31 August 2021

Award in Resolving Conflict and Mediation

Award in Resolving Conflict and Mediation


Past Events




Events | 28 April 2021 - 14 July 2021

Award in Employment Law Course

Award in Employment Law Course
Events | 20 April 2021 - 18 May 2021

Award in Selling and Generating Revenue

Award in Selling and Generating Revenue
Events | 01 March 2021 - 10 June 2021

Award in HR Management in Practice

Award in HR Management in Practice
Events | 09 February 2021 - 17 February 2021

Free Online Training for HR Managers

Free Online Training for HR Managers
Events | 02 February 2021 - 31 August 2021

Award in Leading People at the Workplace

Award in Leading People at the Workplace
Events | 18 January 2021 - 22 April 2021

Award in HR Management in Practice - January/April 2021

Award in HR Management in Practice - January/April 2021
Events | 13 January 2021 - 31 March 2021

Online Award in Employment Law

Events | 16 September 2020 - 02 December 2020

Award in Employment Law Course

Dr Anne Marie Thake
Dr Anne Marie Thake
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Norman Mifsud
Norman Mifsud
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Dr Luke Fiorini
Dr Luke Fiorini
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Arthur Muscat
Arthur Muscat
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Joseph Farrugia
Joseph Farrugia
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Stelmart Khalil
Stelmart Khalil
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Dr Charlotte Camilleri
Dr Charlotte Camilleri
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Dr Roberta Lepre
Dr Roberta Lepre
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Jareth Mark Grima
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Sharon Farrugia
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Dr Thomas Bugeja
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Dr Viviana Premazzi
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Dolores Sammut Bonnici

Dolores Sammut Bonnici

President

At a Malta Employers' Association Council meeting, Ms. Dolores Sammut Bonnici was appointed President of the Association for the years 2019/21.  

Ms Sammut Bonnici served as President between 2017 and 2019.

Ms. Sammut Bonnici is an entrepreneur and is the Managing Director and co-proprietor of the Green Skip Services Ltd, dealing in industrial waste management. She has served on the MEA council for a number of years, and previous to being appointed President, was also Deputy President of the MEA during the past four years.

Ms. Sammut Bonnici served as President of Malta Association of Women in Business, whose mission is the promotion of female entrepreneurship, enhancement of Business education, mentoring and business networking. As President of MAWB she has actively participated in two European projects:  AMIE, (Women ambassadors for Entrepreneurship), and BREAKING GENDER STEREO TYPES, GIVE TALENT A CHANCE (Creating awareness for equal job opportunities).

She is an active local and international speaker for  the promotion of entrepreneurship, women empowerment.  In 2018 she was awarded as one of the  enterprising women of the year in Miami, by Enterprising Women Magazine USA, and presented with an award for appreciation for her work by the Jordan Forum for Business & Professional Women, and the Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum in Amman, Jordan in November 2018.

Joseph Farrugia

Joseph Farrugia

Director General

Mr Joseph Farrugia has occupied the post of Director General of the Malta Employers’ Association since 2001.  He is also a visiting lecturer at the Department of Marketing at the University of Malta. 

Mr Farrugia has extensive experience in marketing consultancy and human resources management. Between 2010 and 2013 he served as President of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, which is the major vocational education institution in Malta.

Mr. Farrugia sits on the board of directors of the Employment and Training Corporation, the Employment Relations Board and represents the MEA on the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development. He also represents employers on panels of the Industrial Tribunal.

He has represented Maltese employers on a number of international fora, amongst them the Board of Directors of the European Foundation for the Improvement in Living and Working Conditions, the European Social Fund, CEEP and the International Organisation of Employers. 

Mr Farrugia is known in cultural circles as an artist. He has organised numerous exhibitions of his paintings in various venues in Malta and abroad.

Publications

  • Position Paper on Teleworking & Remote Working Arrangements A Balanced and Informed Approach October 2020

    Position Paper on Teleworking & Remote Working Arrangements A Balanced and Informed Approach October 2020

  • Award in HR Management in Practice Jan/Apr 2021

    Award in HR Management in Practice Jan/Apr 2021

  • HR Management in Practice Sep/Dec 2020

    HR Management in Practice Sep/Dec 2020

Contact Information

Malta (head office)

35/1, South Street, Valletta, Malta

Tel: (+356) 21 237 585, 21 222 992
Email: admin@maltaemployers.com
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Cooperation Partners
  • Malta Employers' Associations
  • Malta Association of Credit Management