Bolt ‘working on optimising pricing’ for couriers in light of recent strike

Bolt 'working on optimising pricing' for couriers in light of recent strike
Jul 29 2022 Share

A Bolt spokesperson has addressed the company’s position in light of today’s Bolt food courier strike.

“We are aware of the strike which is taking place [on Friday]. We have been in regular communication with our couriers and informing them of our new steps. We are working towards optimizing the pricing that should have a positive impact on courier earnings within the next few days.”

“Our goal is to provide high quality service to our customers and best earning opportunities to our couriers,” the spokesperson said.

Early on Friday, over 300 food couriers went on strike over a reported decrease in earnings and dispute with the employer. The couriers will reportedly remain offline for the remainder of the day.

More on this story as it develops.


Malta Police Union sheds light on ‘disgraceful’ condition of police stations

Malta Police Union sheds light on 'disgraceful' condition of police stations
Jul 29 2022 Share

The Malta Police Union has shed light on the ‘disgraceful’ conditions of local police stations in recent months, calling for immediate correction of the situation.

“Beyond a ‘decent’ facade, there is a disgrace of a workplace fit for no one, let alone for a Police Officer who spends a 12 hour shift. This is without mentioning the unwelcoming environment the citizen find upon entering the station.”

The Malta Police Union Page highlighted that while some works in other stations have been done, they will continue to follow up to ensure that such actions are not cosmetic quick reactions.

Throughout the summer months, the Malta Police Union had also shed light on the inadequate state of multiple police stations.

“Two years down the line and the so called Malta Police Transformation Strategy is not catering for these issues, which are of utmost importance to our demotivated district officers,” the post concluded.


Malta among countries at risk of being hit by debris from Chinese rocket

Malta among countries at risk of being hit by debris from Chinese rocket
Jul 29 2022 Share

The remains of a large Chinese rocket are forecasted to hit the Earth on Saturday and Malta is among the countries at risk of being hit, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency has stated.

Tracking experts have revealed that the Chinese rocket’s debris will penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere this weekend and, while it is impossible to predict the precise location of impact, Malta is one of the countries which is at risk of being hit by the 20-tonne rocket’s remnants.

Other countries include Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain, with the countries advised to implement airspace restrictions within a 200km radius.

A spokesperson for Transport Malta told Times of Malta that aviation departments within the concerned countries have discussed the situation and any potential issues that may arise.

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Malta reaches ‘lowest unemployment rate in nations history’ says Robert Abela

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According to Prime Minister Robert Abela, Malta has reached its lowest ever unemployment rate. It has fallen to 3% which is a tenth better than the rate in January of 2020. The unemployment rate in 2021 was reportedly as low as 3.5%.

In June of 2022, 8,627 people found themselves unemployed which is more than a 1,000-person decrease from the 9,648 people who were unemployed in June of 2021.

The National Statistics Office revealed that as of last month 1,831 workers between the age of 15 and 24 found themselves without a job whilst the rest were between the ages of 24 and 74.

From the 8,627 unemployed people, the majority of them were male. Last month there were 5,496 males without a job whilst there were 3,131 females who were unemployed.

The NSO also announced that the month of August 2021 saw the most unemployed people as there was over 10,000 people without a job.