‘Foreign workers should have their basic rights guaranteed’ – GWU

James Zammit

The General Workers’ Union stated that foreign workers, referring to the Turkish construction workers who were allegedly being housed in a quarry, should have their basic rights respected. The allegations have been dismissed by the Planning Authority said that following an inspection, no evidence was found that construction workers were being housed in the quarry.

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The Union stressed that each and every employee in Malta should benefit from the same equal rights, irrespective of their country of origin.

GWU maintained that a worker should always be treated with dignity and the employer should never make a distinction between one worker and another, based on their country of origin.

The Union urged the local authorities to ensure that foreign workers will enjoy the same rights and protection granted by Maltese employment law.