UĦM seek meeting with PM over lack of clarity on Covid-19

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Miguela Xuereb

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Conflicting messages on the Covid-19 pandemic have left workers confused about the measures they need to take, according to the UĦM Voice of the Workers.

The union sent an open letter to Prime Minister Robert Abela, seeking a meeting to address its concerns before considering any industrial action over the matter.

“There are many workers who feel confused about the direction they should follow, when on one hand the health authorities ask them to stay safe, while on the other hand the measures implemented have been withdrawn,” the UĦM said.

It highlighted that these workers included those on the frontline, such as healthcare workers and border control officers, stating that they were under constant stress as a result of the spread of Covid-19.

“This is because there is as yet no hope that the sacrifices they made in the past few months would not end up in vain, as the situation is once more slipping from our grasp,” the union added.

The UĦM thus appealed to the authorities to “listen to the pleas of many Maltese who want nothing more than a clear and single direction for everyone.”

The union warned that it was crucial to keep the number of active cases in check, stating that it would be dangerous to enter autumn with an uncontrolled number of cases, due to economic and health repercussions.