Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Communists support Dr Alfred Sant's position on solidarity with the people of Greece.




The Communist Party of Malta supports the appeal made by Dr Alfred Sant in the European Parliament calling on the Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S & D) to support the proposal put forward by the Greek Government to the European Commission for a debt relief.

“The stand taken by Dr Alfred Sant contrasts with the comments made recently by the Government who is insisting that the Greek Government should respect the obligations, and treaties signed by previous Administrations. These obligations mean a continuation of EU austerity measures on the people of Greece". 


The Communist Party of Malta stated that “it was not the working class that had brought about the collapse of the Greek economy, but the capitalist speculative system. We support the positions that are being taken by the Leftist Government in  Greece, in defense of the working class.

Communists appeal Government to address ‘energy poverty’.



The Communist Party of Malta appeals to the Government for affordable prices in the use of domestic gas. Energy Poverty is defined as the lack of adequate modern energy for the basic needs of cooking, warmth, and lighting.

The Party said that “many families and pensioners are finding it difficult to regularly make use of this commodity due to low incomes. National statistics show that 99,000 persons are at risk poverty”.

“The prevalent conditions where many cannot afford to heat up their houses during the winter months can be noted by the high amount of new cases related to respiratory ailments at Mater Dei”, stated the Communist Party of Malta.

“To address the situation, the Communist Party of Malta urges the Government to either subsidize this commodity or else re-nationalize this service. Essential commodities, such as gas, electricity and water should remain under state control”.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Communists welcome the success obtained by the Left in Greece.



The Communist Party of Malta welcomes the success obtained by the left in the General elections held last Sunday in Greece. The total percentage of votes cast in favour of Syriza and KKE (Communist Party of Greece) was 41.8% 

"This result brings hope to the left, radical, and Communist Parties in Europe, and restores back the people’s confidence in these parties. There is great hope that the example of Greece will also be followed in Spain, Cyprus, and in other EU countries

The Communist Party of Malta condemns the draconian austerity measures that the European Union had imposed on the people of Greece, as these measures, brought only misery, insecurity and high unemployment'.

The Communist Party of Malta has sent congratulatory messages to Syriza for its’ great victory, and to the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) which succeeded in maintaining its presence in Parliament contrary to what was predicted by the right wing. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Communists appeal for public ownership of indispensable commodities.



The Communist Party of Malta said that “fuel and gas, together with energy are all essential commodities that the government should control. Government’s policy to hedge for buying oil internationally should not be suspended”.

“The political strategy, implemented recently by the government to gradually take over the operation of Enemalta Petrolium Division was a good policy as this will make it easier for any future government to safeguard affordability and sovereignty of this commodity”, stated the Communist Party of Malta.

The Communist Party of Malta concluded by stating “that essential commodities should all be under public control. With the privatisation in 2004 of the gas service, the government have thrown away his social responsibility. The privatisation of energy production is also a great political mistake”.

Communists appeal for caution and solidarity.


 
The Communist Party of Malta appeals to all Air Malta employees for caution and unity. The Party urges the cabin crew workers to be reasonable in their demand.
 
“Industrial conflicts should not be on food allowance, but on more major issues, such as the issue of job security, financial sustainability, transparency, and the right to information”.
 
“With regards to transparency and restructuring, the Communist Party insists that during the restructuring process the workers should be fully informed”.
 
The Communist Party of Malta expressed also solidarity with MIA workers who are facing uncertainties as their work is being outsourced to private companies.
 

New Year Message

The Communist Party of Malta augurs a better Year 2015 to all the workers and
families in Malta. The Party also shows solidarity with all the working poor, 
and those who till today are still unemployed. 
 
The Communist Party appeals to the Government to address inequality in society.
Government should introduce new measures that strengthen the cost-of-living
adjustments, increase the national minimum income, and give a new impetus to
the Malta welfare state system.  Government should move away from the right wing 
concepts of a welfare society. 
 
The Communist Party of Malta also appeals to the Government to offer more social
protection to families in the use of domestic gas. Gas should be
subsidized, so families can heat their homes during the winter months. 
 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Communists appeal Government to embrace the Neutrality Clause.



 
The Communist Party of Malta condemns the Government’s policy for allowing British warships to enter Malta’s Grand Harbour.
 
“This shows that the present administration is embracing a right wing policy that safeguard imperialist’s interests. The Maltese Government should safeguard the Neutrality clause that demands that Malta should be free from military vessels in its territorial waters”.
 
The Communist Party of Malta urges the Government to give an explanation, that while we are not involved in any war, Malta is giving hospitality to visiting military vessels. The Party appeals to all progressive forces in Malta to show their disapproval.