State of the Union: Five key takeaways from Ursula Von der Leyen
17 September 2020
Key points from von der Leyen's state of the union speech [caption id="attachment_14822" align="alignnone" width="640"]...
The Gas distributors organised within GRTU have to date been left in the dark as to where their future lies. Currently GRTU awaits eagerly the publication of amendments to Legal Notice 249 of 2008. It was in itself this Legal Notice in the first place, back in October 2008, that placed the distributors in no man's land. It is a part of history and now whoever was responsable for that Legal Notice seems adamant to move the clockwork backwards.
GRTU insists on a decision to be taken as soon as possible as currently distributors are under pressure from both companies who have authorisation to distribute LPG cylinders in the market.
The companies, both Liquigas and Easygas continue to insist with Government that their authorisations should hold water. In the meantime they want distributors to work under their own conditions , whatever those conditions are. It is of course not acceptable. The distributors had a licence and a valid agreement. They do not want compensation. They want work and more work, anything else will fail to satisfy their families at the end of the month. Taking ages to decide on such an issue is not the right way forward. It might not be an easy decision, but this is Malta and we need to make sure that any decision taken is for the better of the end customer who for years unending has been serviced by a Gas Distributor.
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