This report is part of a series of projects from the Foundation which focuses on aspects of industrial relations in the run-up to enlargement. The national report for the Malta is part of the second phase of a project on Social dialogue and EMU carried out by the Foundation in 2002-3, in cooperation with the Swedish Work Life and EU Enlargement programme. This paper focuses on the mechanisms, which are established in Malta for the resolution of conflicts in industrial and social relations. It describes the legal background and institutions and presents statistics on strikes and lockouts. The main report (EF0421) provides an overview of the whole project, looking at the current mechanisms for resolving industrial conflicts prevailing in each of the ten acceding countries involved in the project.