Press Release: “Government should not promote precarious jobs in government’s contracts” – Żminijietna – Voice of the Left.
Żminijietna – Voice of the Left urges the Government to introduce the appropriate changes to the present procurement system with regards to public sector contracts for support services such as security, administration, care and cleaning services. Contractual agreements with private entities for such services for a short period of time reinforces the whole system of precarious employment, such as temporary job contracts or forced jobs on a reduced hours.
“It’s a shame that till date many workers engaged by private contractors to perform duties in the public sector are still being employed under precarious conditions of employment, particularly on very short term job contracts”.
On the other hand, Żminijietna appreciates the work that is being taken by the Trade unions to fight against precariousness. Unions should come together and put more pressure on the Government to improve the current precarious situation of these workers.
Press Release: Żminijietna calls for the protection of Wied Moqbol
Żminijietna - Voice of the Left calls upon MEPA Appeals Board to revoke the permit issued in 2014 for the development of a quarry in Wied Moqbol. MEPA should respect it's own planning regulations.
"The area indicated is of agricultural value and this is clearly specified by MEPA in it's policies, with reference to the Malta South Local Plan. Also the surrounding area of Wied Moqbol is designated as a Special Area of Conservation of International Importance under the Natura 2000 programme, due to the importance of the species as well as archaeological remains found there".
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(M) Żminijietna - Leħen ix-Xellug tingħaqad mal-Alleanza Kontra l-Faqar Malta fl-appell Ewropew għall-introduzzjoni ta' dħul bażiku mingħajr kundizzjonijiet li jiggarantixxi dħul diċenti għal kulħadd. Petizzjoni uffiċjali li qed tiġi ċċirkolata madwar l-pajjiżi kollha Ewropej tista’ tiġi ffirmata fuq http://basicincome2013.eu/
(E) Żminijietna - Voice of the Left has joined forces with Malta's Anti-Poverty Alliance in the European appeal for the introduction of an unconditional basic citizen's income which guarantees a decent income for all. A Europe-wide official petition for this purpose can be signed at http://basicincome2013.eu/
Manifest Xellugi Ewropew - Elezzjonijet Parlament Ewropew
Il-kampanja elettorali għall-Elezzjonijiet Ewropej qegħda fl-aqwa tagħha. Dan qed isir f’kuntest Ewropew li kien u għadu parti mill-kriżi ekonomika globali, u fejn rajna mewġa ta’ politika ekonomika u soċjali influenzati minn neo-liberaliżmu.
F’dawn l-aħħar snin, il-Kummissjoni Ewropea, li hi ddominata minn rappreżentanti taċ-ċentru-lemin, insistiet ma’ Gvernijiet li jaqtgħu in-nefqa pubblika sabiex tipprovdi sapport finanzjarju. Ġiet imposta awsterità fuq programmi ta’ welfare anke minħabba kundizzjonijiet imposti mill-UE, u dan għen biex jiżdied il-qgħad, il-faqar, il-prekarjat u l-inguwaljanzi soċjali f’bosta pajjiżi. Fl-istess ħin, jidher li m’hemmx biżżejjed rieda mill-forzi dominanti fl-UE għal politika kontra t-tibdil fil-klima;
Visit Cuba next July
Zminijietna Left Youth is supporting the organisation Malta Cuba Friendship Association for the Jose-Marti European Solidarity camp covering a full two weeks next July. The International Work Brigade consists of groups from solidarity and socio-political organisations of several European countries mostly youths. Members of the Brigade spend two weeks in Caimito - Havana as a ‘Brigadista’, working and socialising with Cubans and people from all across Europe. It is a unique opportunity to experience the Cuban Revolution firsthand and show that Cuba is not alone. This event is organised by ICAP (Cuban Association of Friendship with other Nations).
This camp is ideal for students, youths, teachers, political activists and those wanting a different holdiay.
Participants will have the opportunity to see and experience the real Cuba:
- Visit and work in the Cuban agricultural system
- Learn Spanish and Salsa
- Visit primary and secondary schools, art schools, universities and gymnasiums
- Meet social and political organisations
- Meet many european cuban-solidarity organisations
- Try authentic Cuban cigars, rum and tropical food
- Visit museums, galleries and beaches
- Get involved in a range of cultural activities
- See and discuss the Cuban political system
- Visit food, tobacco, rum and other small industry factories
Participation in any of the events is non-obligatory.
Brigadistas also take part in a full programme of activities including educational and political events plus visits to hospitals and schools to see for yourself the successes of the Revolution. Entertainment is provided at the camp with live bands and dance lessons, whilst excursions to some of Cuba’s fantastic beaches and places of interest are organised. The brigadistas will also stay a weekend at a hotel in Pinar del Rio, an adjacent province to Havana, which also has its distinct characteristics from Havana.
More information can be obtained by emailing on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/sms to 7928 3716 or 7937 0523 or from the Malta Cuba Society's website. www.maltacuba.com