Founded in 1948, GRTU is one of the leading constituted bodies and
social partner recognised at law representing owners of small and medium
enterprises on Malta’s
Council for Economic and Social Development. Since its origin, GRTU has come a
long way and is today considered to be the major organisation that continually
campaigns for the rights of retailers, traders and owner managed enterprises on
a national, sectoral and local level.
GRTU is nowadays Malta’s
national organisation of independent private businesses, it is a non-political organisation that serves as the small
businesses’ voice within government departments and state corporations and
authorities and has gained wide recognition both on a national level as well as
have always been geared towards the fostering of private venture and the
advancement of small and medium-sized owner managed enterprises. This while
promoting the principles of a free enterprise economy without neglecting the
peculiarities of the viability of Malta’s small economy.
constantly believes that greater prosperity is within reach if commercial
principles and practices rather than political ideology were to guide economic
As a national
representative voice with the ability to negotiate a betterment of current and
future business prospects, GRTU strives to organise licensed businesses in
Malta, particularly those in the retail, wholesale, services and sector, so
that they can achieve higher levels of efficiency and standards of operation
within a democratic and liberal economic business environment.
A major thrust
of GRTU is the encouragement of investment and re-investment by those who
really have the interest to make them: Maltese Entrepreneurs.
GRTU believes that it is the enthusiasm of
entrepreneurs that bring more investments to Malta and not the efforts of