Monday, March 15, 2010

Communist Party of Malta Press Release 14th March 2010

Communist Party of Malta reaction to the situation in Greece.

The Communist Party fully supports the struggles of the working people of Greece against the onslaught launched by the Social Democratic Administration of PASOK, which is being supported by the other capitalist parties the Liberal ND and the extreme right LAOS to install severe anti social measures instigated by the big capitalist countries in EU and International Monetary Fund.

“The measures announced by PASOK are a frontal attack at workers livelihood which serves only the interests of the ruling class that greedily looks only at profits, and would trample on worker’s rights to ensure it.”

“The Working Class in Greece has reacted courageously and is fighting back under the guidance of PAME and KKE who are in the frontline defending the worker’s rights and standard of living of the workers and their families”.

The Communist Party of Malta fully understands this struggle because similar situation has arisen in Malta under the present Centre Right Government whereby the workers are facing anti social policies and the dismantling of the worker’s rights.

The Nationalist Government increased the basic energy utilities to an exorbitant level with the excuse of higher international prices of oil and gas, while at the same time prices of energy in other EU countries has gone down, such as Cyprus and Italy. The Maltese workers as the Greek and other workers elsewhere are being made to pay for the failure of neo liberal policies. Poverty in Malta is rearing its head again and around 2000 families had their electricity and water supply cut down as they could not afford to pay the bills, while 17% of the population is in risks of falling below poverty line.

The Communist Party of Malta fully supports Trade Unions of all countries and the working class in their struggle to fight against neo liberal policies, privatization of public services and the attack on the working conditions and the right for the collective bargaining.

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