On the occasion of Worker’s Day, celebrated internationally, the Communist Party of Malta is sending this message to the working class.
“Presently the working class have lost much of their rights that used to benefit and is in a critical situation were it is difficult to defend themselves from the onslaught. This is all attributed to the Neo liberal politics that had its beginning during the era of Thatcher’s government in the UK and Reagan’s Administration in the US. With the fall of the Socialist system in Eastern Europe these administrations with their Right wing Ideology found it very easy to trample on worker’s rights.”
“Today the worker is being totally exploited in a massive competitive market by the introduction of precarious employment with no job security, low wages and no basic rights. The workers are also being denied the right of association with a trade union and the right to collective bargaining.”
The Communist Party of Malta believes that the first step workers should take is to reorganize them selves and reinstate solidarity that once existed amongst the working class.
“The worker should be conscious of the truth that led to this critical situation, were part of the blame can be attributed to the working class itself. This is due to alienation from workers’ solidarity and unity, were individual ideology took over and led to the triumph of neo liberalism that is now oppressing the same workers.
The Communist Party of Malta appeals to the working class to become once again a militant force as it predecessors have been during the 50’s and 60’s of the last century, were many of their rights were won by hard fought struggles during that era.
Workers should also distinguish their real class enemies. Presently these enemies militate in political parties that defend the interest of the upper social classes and the capitalists, to a detriment to the working people and their families. This could be noted by the fact that these political parties are not eager to defend workers from precarious employment.