Malta - Living wage should be government priority - January 3, 2011

2010 had seen a decline in people’s purchasing power due to higher energy costs, General Workers Union (GWU) president Victor Carachi said in his New Year’s address. The confederation leader emphasized the need for concrete measures to protect those who have fallen beneath the poverty line. The government’s main aim in 2011 should be to discuss the union proposal to come to a Living Wage and see to its implementation in the shortest time possible, according to Carachi. He added the union priorities this year will be safeguarding decent work conditions and tackling precarity.

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