GWU and Steward Health Care in “important and constructive” meeting

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GWU and Steward Health Care in "important and constructive" meetingA meeting has been held between the GWU, Steward Health Care Malta and the participation of the Ministry of Health.

The Health Ministry, in a statement said that, among the items discussed, were that working conditions stay the same, confirmation that workers remain employed through the Government, and that the health service at provided at the Gozo General Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital and Karen Grech Hospital, remains free to all Gozitans and Maltese.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne described the meeting as “important and constructive.”

“In recent weeks, together with the new leadership of Steward Healthcare Malta, we have had several meetings with the unions concerned and I am delighted that we are seeing great enthusiasm for this project,” he said.

Nadine Delicata, the Chief Operating Officer of Steward Health Care Malta, said that this will be an exciting time for the three hospitals and all the workers in them.

“The employees at every level will be a crucial part of the development in these hospitals, which will lead to better services for our patients,” said Nadine Delicata.

Secretary General of the GWU Josef Bugeja, said that, “our workers in these hospitals will remain state employees with all the conditions and agreements already reached with the Government.”

“We are optimistic that Steward Health Care in Malta will offer up opportunities to our employees to further improve the health service in our country,” said Josef Bugeja.

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