UĦM sheds doubt on whether Govt is giving preferential treatment to employers

The Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) was supposed to have an urgent meeting in Castille today at 4pm, but this was cancelled last minute. Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin (UĦM) has voiced its doubts over this cancelled meeting, saying that this implies that the Government may be giving preferential treatment to employers.

In a press release, UĦM explained that its representatives were waiting along with representatives of the GWU and Chamber of SMEs in the reception in Castille when the Chairman informed them that the meeting had been cancelled.

The union expressed doubts over whether the representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, Malta Employers’ Association and the Malta Hotels & Restaurants Associations have been taken in quarantine, or perhaps they had been called into another meeting in Castille. “If that is the case, then employers are being given preferential treatment,” the statement said.

This meeting came after both UĦM and GWU reacted to the Government’s newly introduced measures to help businesses and said that the Government should help businesses retain workers and not simply remain afloat.

They said that this cancelled meeting sends the wrong message in such a situation.

It appealed to the authorities for this meeting to take place, as MCESD does not have the necessary equipment to schedule a meeting online.