Business News

Additional day of paid leave announced in 2020 budget comes into force

29th July 2020

This brings the total number of days of leave in 2020 up to 27.

The additional day of leave announced in the 2020 Budget has been officially introduced.

This has been confirmed following consultation with the Employment Relations Board by Minister Carmelo Abela, who is responsible for sustainable development, social dialogue and implementation of the electoral manifesto.

The measure was introduced through a regulation to the Employment and Industrial Relations Act and should be considered as having entered into force on 1st January, the Minister said.

The additional day of paid leave brings the total to 27 in 2020, making it the third consecutive year that another day of leave has been announced as compensation for public holidays that fall on weekends.

In a statement published by The Malta Chamber, it expressed dismay at the Government's announcement during such turbulent economic times, highlighting the sacrifices undertaken by businesses to continue operating as normally as possible and to retain as many workers as possible on their books. It called for a delay on the introduction of the extra day, or, failing that, accompanying cost mitigation measures. 

29th July 2020

“The past quarter was the most challenging in Ryanair’s 35-year history,” the airline said.

27th July 2020

In May 2020, 4,409 persons registered for work, while 4,270 registered in June 2020.

27th July 2020

Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services and Digital Economy, Clayton Bartolo, launched the sc...

24th July 2020

Both MTESS and DTESS schemes are available to persons operating within the private sector, as well a...

Additional day of paid leave announced in 2020 budget comes into force