Fabian Demicoli

Quarry Owners – Abigail Mamo

 GRTU's quarry section have met for the first time this year due to problems they are experiencing with MEPA's strike. The members explained that they are experiencing large problems since MEPA went on strike as they require MEPA's permit in order to be able to blast in their quarry and as a result they have not been able to do so these last 5 weeks. This issue has now been solved since MEPA is no longer on strike.

The quarry owners also explained that recently the procedure of applying for blasting had become very bureaucratic that not only do they have to pay over €9.00 every time but they had to go to the Depot to apply and inform the police headquarters in the locality they are going to blast each and every time. They said that the sound is marginal and limited to a blast every 2 weeks on average, which is much better than drilling into the stone. GRTU will be looking into the issue to come up with a less bureaucratic procedure.

The members expressed interest of becoming members of a European Association specifically representing their sector and GRTU will be looking into its viability.

 

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