Sunday, November 30, 2014
The Communist Party of Malta Condemns the position taken by the EU member states in abstaining in a UN resolution Against Nazism. Which This resolution was brought forward by the Russian Federation was only rejected by the US, Ukraine and Canada. Israel a US ally supported the resolution.
"Malta like the rest of Europe was a victim of Nazi war crimes During the Second World War, so there were no two ways about it, it should have supported the resolution against Fascist and NAZI ideology and so should Have the rest of the EU countries without any condition. Instead They all chose to appease the US in its confrontation against Russia, over the Ukraine issue ".
"It is of grave Concern That a resolution calling for the universal adoption of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination was not supported by Malta and the rest of the EU countries. On the other hand it is gratifying to note that this resolution was supported by an overwhelming majority of the UN member states which included all the progressive countries in Latin America. "
The Communist Party of Malta deems the Budget as one that, Although there are positive measures: such as a one-off grant of € 1,000 per child for minimum wage earners, incentives for People with Disabilities, tax cut for first time property buyers, better paid maternity leave, grant to elderly people, and Measures to eradicate precarious jobs, still the minimum wage income was not Increased .
" The Party also feels That the Measures To further reduce the income tax rate to 25% for the well-off as anti-social. The Government Should Have distributed reduction amongst the workers who earn less than € 20,000-through the raising-up the level of the income tax ceiling ".
The Communist Party concluded by saying "that although the 35 Euro bonus was a step in the right direction, feels that this was not enough. The majority of the working class will still carry the burden for the well-off.
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Communist Party of Malta stated that the national minimum wage income in Malta is not sufficient to ensure a decent standard of living. The party insists that the proposed compensation of €0.58 for the cost-of-living adjustment is too little for low income families.
“Workers on a minimum wage income should be treated with dignity. The role of the state is to guarantee that. Therefore the party urges the government to raise the national minimum wage income.
We also appeal to the Parliamentary opposition to support this proposal. The government should also strengthen the welfare state system in Malta by a more progressive taxation.
The Communist Party of Malta shows solidarity with all foreign workers in Malta who are being exploited by the capitalist class with the aim to accumulate more profits.
"The news that a Chinese factory is employing Chinese workers in exploitative conditions is condemnable. Social dumping and exploitation are practices that do not occur unintentionally. They are being deliberately promoted by European and National politicians as a normal free market business model”.
The Communist Party therefore urges the Maltese Government to introduce new legislation to ensure that foreign workers are not employed under inferior conditions of work and that the principle of equal rights, equal pay and equal treatment for all workers is being enforced.