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11/09/2015

National Educational Programme For The Retail Sector − ‘Know Your Banknotes’

Retail sector employees attend cash handling training activities

On 7 July 2015 a 'National Educational Programme for the Retail Sector' was officially launched through a press conference addressed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, Professor Josef Bonnici and the GRTU President, Mr Paul Abela.

The Programme entails detailed training meant to enable cash handlers in the retail sector interpret the various security banknote features at a glance.

Widespread training has already taken place in several retail outlets in both Malta and Gozo with over 100 training sessions provided by staff from the Central Bank of Malta's Currency Operations Unit.

More than 800 employees, who handle cash as part of their daily duties, have attended these training sessions.

On 11 September 2015 employees from the various retail sector companies were presented with the Certificates of Attendance by Mr Alexander Demarco, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Malta and Mr Paul Abela, President of the GRTU. Certificates were also presented to the companies who have joined this educational programme.

The Central Bank of Malta and the GRTU endeavour to enhance and sustain their cash and other payment instruments' related training and educational programmes, to ensure a wider reach with respect to employees in the retail sector.

Mr Alexander Demarco, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Malta presenting a certificate of attendance to one of the participants. Ms Abigail Mamo, CEO GRTU, Mr Paul Abela, President GRTU and Mr Paul R Muscat, Director Financial Services, Central Bank of Malta were also present.
Mr Alexander Demarco, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Malta presenting a certificate of attendance to one of the participants. Ms Abigail Mamo, CEO GRTU, Mr Paul Abela, President GRTU and Mr Paul R Muscat, Director Financial Services, Central Bank of Malta were also present. 

 

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