16th May 2018, 19:58
The GSD says it supports Unite’s efforts to ensure it is properly consulted and secures the rights of Interserve workers. The Opposition’s comments follows a Union demonstration which was supported by Fabian Picardo, campaigning for a rethink on five compulsory redundancies. GSD Leader, Keith Azopardi, says what was incredible was to see the spectacle of populism of the Chief Minister portraying himself as the champion of workers rights, when his Government is following a number of practices that he says are undermining workers rights.
He refers to the employment of parallel labour thorugh recruitment agencies at the Care Agency or GHA. Mr Azopardi accuses Mr Picardo of double standards asking how he can reconcile this, when over 300 care workers demonstrated outside the Hospital a few weeks ago because of Government practices.