A new Collective Agreement marks a milestone for The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation and its employees
A significant achievement was realised on Friday, 8th August 2023, as The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation and the St John’s Co-Cathedral Employees’ Union joined hands to formally sign a new collective agreement. This pivotal agreement, endorsed by the dedicated employees, solidifies a comprehensive framework that will shape the working landscape for the years ahead.
This landmark agreement is set to span a duration of four years. The signing ceremony, held in high regard, featured the prominent presence of Mgr Prof. Emmanuel Agius, President of The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation, Mr Tonio Mallia, Chief Executive Officer, and Mr Kevin Attard, Chief People Officer. The event also witnessed the participation of Ms Kirby Sciberras, Ms Rosalie Farrugia, and Ms Marika Farrugia, all representing the Employees’ House Union and the workers.
Mgr Prof. Emmanuel Agius emphasised his steadfast belief that the dignity of the Foundation’s employees is intrinsically tied to the recognition and protection of their rights. A fundamental right highlighted in this accord is the just remuneration for their contributions. Over the next four years, this visionary agreement is set to introduce higher increments, embrace family-friendly initiatives, and cultivate an enhanced work environment. The Foundation is committed to refining its structures and amplifying opportunities within the workplace. Mgr Agius underscored the collective agreement as a testament to the Foundation’s unwavering commitment to its workforce, celebrating their dedication to preserving a gem of Baroque art and architecture.
Mr Tonio Mallia, Chief Executive Officer, voiced his sentiments, deeming the day a momentous occasion for all employees associated with the Foundation. Recognising the invaluable contributions each employee makes towards the restoration, conservation, and overall visitor experience of this historical site, he reaffirmed the significance of this agreement in further elevating their efforts.
Mr Kevin Attard, Chief People Officer, expressed his enthusiasm regarding the myriad advantages that this newly inked Collective Agreement will bring to the dedicated workforce. The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation is resolute in its belief that this accord elevates its status as an ‘Employer of Choice’, a testament to its continuous commitment to employee welfare and development.
Ms Rosalie Farrugia, a House Union Representative, conveyed her heartfelt gratitude to the Foundation for spearheading the collective effort together with the management for the accomplishment of the finalisation of this collective agreement. She emphasised that this initiative underscores the Foundation’s commitment to enhancing the conditions and opportunities for every employee.
The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation is a distinguished entity dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the St John’s Co-Cathedral, an exquisite embodiment of Baroque art and architecture located in Valletta. As an Employer of Choice, The Foundation remains committed to upholding the rights and dignity of its employees, and this newly signed collective agreement stands as a testament to that commitment.
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