Your opinion is important! A survey about Wage Regulation Orders
28 September 2023
The Department of Industrial and Employment Relations (DIER) is currently carrying out a study about...
A burning issue effecting the self employed group of waste carriers concerns the excessive delay periods in payment for services by Local Councils, this issue has been discussed now with the new Director General responsible for local Government Mr Martin Bugelli who has been asked by Hon Chris Said the Parliamentary Secretary in charge of Local Government to find a settlement to the issue. GRTU is now satisfied that new mechanisms will go into action to ensure that all pending payments are made and those that still await verification would be speeded up.
A bigger issue was the question related to the need to replace many of the available waste carrier trucks with low emission vehicles also having the use of weighing equipment to enable a proper audit trail of recyclable waste from the localities to the waste compliance facilities. A framework agreement backed by the appropriate Legal Notice has now been put into action so that waste carriers will become exempt 100%, 80% or 70% on the registration tax due on waste carriage vehicles depending on the vehicle's EU emission class.
Another issue is the question related to the mechanism that needs to be put in place to ensure that the subsidy given by Government to Local Councils on the new hefty fees imposed on dumping of waste will be paid by local councils to waste carriers. No arrangements have as yet been reached.
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