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Malta

Last updated on 3/12/2019
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Minimum gross wage

Applicable
168.01 EUR per week 18 years and over
161.23 EUR per week 17 years
158.39 EUR per week under 17 years

Salary per category

Unskilled

187 EUR to 219 EUR per week
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Non Standard, may vary between one company and another.

Skilled

218 EUR to 258 EUR per week
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Non Standard, may vary between one company and another.

Specialist

233 EUR to 270 EUR per week
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Non Standard, may vary between one company and another.

Foreman

300 EUR to 400 EUR per week
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Non Standard, may vary between one company and another.

Beginners / young workers

160 EUR to 180 EUR per week

Professionals

300 EUR to 400 EUR per week

Daily

8 hours 07:30 – 16:00
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Working time may vary between one company and another. One can work more hours in winter to make up for less hours in summer or vice versa (Banking Hours).

Weekly

40 hours

Overtime

2 hours per day (the number of hours worked in a day including overtime should not exceed two 8 hour shifts. minimum obligatory overtime is 2 hours. there should be 11 hours of rest daily)
56 hours per week (inclusive of overtime. more is at the employee’s discretion)

Breaks

Break times vary between one company and another.
Not part of standard working time
Not paid unless otherwise agreed in a collective agreement

Special conditions

Max number of hours are as per Health and Safety regulations applicable by law.
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Working in special conditions includes: tunnels; shift workers; heights;

Within Malta

Travel allowance

Not applicable unless specified in collective agreement or work contract.

Meal allowance

Not applicable unless specified in collective agreement or work contract.

Accommodation allowance

Not applicable unless specified in collective agreement or work contract.

Subsistence/daily allowance

Not applicable unless specified in collective agreement or work contract.

Overtime

150 % of salary per hour
200 % of salary per hour between 0:00 and 6:00
200 % of salary per hour sundays and public holidays

Evening work

Allowed as per Collective Agreement or Work Contract
From 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Night work

Allowed
From 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
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Allowed as per Collective Agreement or Work Contract

Working on Saturdays

Allowed
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Allowed as per Collective Agreement or Work Contract

Working on Sundays

Allowed
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Allowed as per Collective Agreement or Work Contract

Working on public holidays

Mandatory
Allowed
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Allowed as per Collective Agreement or Work Contract

Shift work

Allowed
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Allowed as per Collective Agreement or Work Contract

Hazardous work

Not applicable unless specified in collective agreement or work contract.

Standby pay

Applicable
As agreed between Employer and Employee

Annual holidays allowance

Not applicable

13th month

Not applicable

14th month

Not applicable

Additional wage components

512.6 EUR per year
Paid quarterly

Number of holidays

24 days
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Days are optional as long as agreed between employer and employee.

Public holidays

14 days
New Year's Day
10 February
19 March
31 March
Good Friday
Labour Day
7 June
29 June
Assumption day
8 September
21 September
8 December
13 December
Christmas Day
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Public Holidays falling in a weekend (or an off day in case of 4-shift work) are lost.

Social security contributions

10 % of basic salary up to a maximum of 34.49 EUR per week if born before 1962
42.57 EUR per week if born after 1962

Income tax

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according to tables as issued by the ministry on a yearly basis.

Additional pension funds

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unless specified in a collective agreement.

Sickness/illness

15 days at 100 %
+ 15 days at 50 %
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More days may be granted if agreed in the Collective Agreement

Medical certificate issued every 6 days during the illness by a general practitioner sent to the Social security department with a copy to the employer.

Work injuries/accidents

365 days at 100 %
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More days if specified by a Collective Agreement

Info Contacts

GWU - General Workers Union Malta

Workers’ memorial Building
South Street, Valletta
Malta
T. +356 25679200
You can contact us in the following languages
English, Italian, Maltese