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Owners of 70 estate agency offices join MDA

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Property Market Chris Agius today announced that he intends to finalise the White Paper on the regulation of estate agents with the Malta Developers association by the end of the first quarter of this year so that a draft Bill can be presented to Parliament.

Mr Agius was speaking during the launch of the Estate Agents Section (EAS) within the MDA, which represents the owners of 70 estate agent offices around Malta and Gozo. Since being appointed parliamentary secretary, he added that he had built a strong relationship with the MDA and was meeting the MDA board regularly to discuss how the sector can grow but also how to safeguard the environment.

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MDA offering assistance to members when applying for any type of work permit with Jobsplus

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Attention all MDA members.

We are pleased to announce that the MDA is offering assistance to its members when applying for any work permits with Jobsplus. This exclusive service will be offered at the offices of Malta Developers Association every Tuesday from 12.30pm to 3.00pm.

Kindly call on 2122 8184 to make an appointment.

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MDA calls for changes in Health and Safety law

The Malta Developers Association wishes to register its disappointment at the way company directors are being charged in Court in connection with health and safety incidents at the workplace.

While the MDA believes that the law on health and safety is a good one and it has co-operated on several occasions with the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA) to ensure that its members observe the law scrupulously, the MDA feels that there is a lacuna in this law when the owner of a project is a company.

In this regard, for example, if the owner of a development is found guilty of any infringement, when the owner is a company, the fine for this infringement is multiplied by the number of company directors who are all considered to have committed the infringement individually.

In a case currently before the Courts, even a non-executive company director has been accused of causing a worker’s death, irrespective of whether he personally had any connection with the incident that led to this death. The MDA does not agree with these types of accusations in our Courts of people who are obviously innocent.

The MDA therefore appeals to the Government to amend the law so that where it is obvious that a company director had nothing to do with any infringement of the law on health and safety at work, that person should not be held criminally responsible for this.

15 October, 2015

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L-MDA titlob bdil fil-liġi tas-Saħħa u s-Sigurtà

Il-Malta Developers Association (MDA) trid tirreġistra d-diżappunt tagħha dwar il-mod kif diretturi ta’ kumpaniji qegħdin jittellgħu l-Qorti minħabba inċidenti ta’ saħħa u sigurtà fuq il-lantijiet tax-xogħol.

Filwaqt li l-MDA temmen li l-liġi dwar is-saħħa u s-sigurtà hija waħda tajba u kemm il-darba ikkoperat mal-OHSA (Occupational Health and Safety Authority – l-Awtorità tas-Saħħa u s-Sigurtà) biex il-membri tagħha josservaw il-liġi bl-aktar mod skrupluż, l-MDA tħoss ukoll li hemm lacuna f’din il-liġi meta s-sid ta’ proġett ikun kumpannija.

Hekk, per eżempju, jekk sid ta’ żvilupp li jkun ħati ta’ nuqqas jeħel multa, meta s-sid tkun kumpanija, il-multa għall-istess nuqqas tkun immultiplikata bin-numru ta’ diretturi tal-kumpanija li kollha jitqiesu li naqsu individwalment.

F’każ li qiegħed il-Qorti bħalissa, saħansitra direttur mhux eźekuttiv ta’ kumpanija ġie akkużat li kkawża l-mewt ta’ ħaddiem, irrispettivament minn kemm personalment kellu x’jaqsam mal-inċident li wassal għal dan il-mewt. L-MDA ma taqbilx ma dawn it-tipi ta’ akkużi ta’ nies ovvjament innocenti fil-Qrati tagħna.

L-MDA għaldaqstant tappella lill-Gvern biex jemenda l-liġi sabiex fejn hu ovvju li direttur ta’ kumpanija ma kellu x’jaqsam xejn ma xi ksur tal-liġi dwar is-saħħa u s-sigurtà fuq ix-xogħol m’għandux ikun kriminalment responsabbli għal dan in-nuqqas.

15 ta’ Ottubru, 2015

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