MAIN ELECTORAL ISSUE IS STANDARD OF LIVING -
ZMINIJIETNA - VOICE OF THE LEFT

Press Release: 5/02/08
Stqarrija Stampa: 5/02/08
(Verzjonijiet bl-Ingliz u bil-Malti)

 

 

Zminijietna - Voice of the Left
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MAIN ELECTORAL ISSUE IS STANDARD OF LIVING - ZMINIJIETNA - VOICE OF THE LEFT

In reaction to the news that Malta’s general election will take place on 8th March, Zminijietna – Voice of the Left said that the main issue in this election is a social one, namely the standard of living. This concerns various matters which need to be confronted through a politics of equality.

Zmininietna said

"The main issue in this election is that whilst many people are experiencing hgh cost of living, inferior work conditions and decline in standard of living, on the other hand, some groups from the upper social classes seem omnipotent. This is a contradiction that is resulting in hardships and sacrfices amongst thousands of workers and families”. 

"Therefore, our country needs a socio-economic direction that looks towards a social model, and not a neo-liberal one. In this regard, Malta requires policies which create work, which give more strength to the working class and which defends the welfare state. The welfare state should be based on the principles of equality, social justice, efficiency and sustainability”.

"Malta also requires policies which stop the dismantling of public services, which ensures that workers’ incomes increase, and which puts most tax burden on those who can pay most. Therefore, we cannot agree with a politics of privatisation and liberalisation, and we cannot agree with policies which propose less taxes for the wealthy and more burdens on workers”.

"Malta also requires progressive policies of social inclusion which face today’s realities of different types of families and which controls the price of housing. Zminijietna cannot support policies which favour more liberalisation in the housing sector, as this will result in problems and serious difficulties for thousands of families”. 

"A new government should also adopt sustainable environmental policies which protect the common good and which does not result in more burdens on workers”.

Zminijietna – Voice of the Left said that it will shortly be submitting a memorandum on the general election to political parties and the press.

During the electoral campaign, Zminijietna shall keep the public informed through a critical, constructive and informative lens on what is the best interest for a politics of equality and social justice.

Michael Briguglio
Public Relations Officer
Mob 9989 4634

ELEZZJONI GENERALI: IT-TEMA DOMINANTI HI L-LIVELL TA' L-GHIXIEN

B'reazzjoni ghall-ahbar li l-elezzjoni generali f'Malta ser issir fit-8 ta' Marzu, Zminijietna - Lehen ix-Xellug qalet li t-tema dominanti f'din l-elezzjoni hi  wahda socjali, jigifieri l-livell ta' l-ghixien. Din titratta kwistjonijiet varji u tehtieg li tigi konfrontata permezz politika ta' ugwaljanza.

Zmininietna qalet

"It-tema dominanti f'din l-elezzjoni hi li filwaqt li li hafna nies qed jesperjenzaw gholi tal-hajja, kundizzjonijiet ta' xoghol inferjuri u t-tnaqqir fil-livell ta' l-ghixien, minn naha l-ohra hemm gruppi mill-klassijiet socjali ta' fuq li jidhru li huma omnipotenti. Din hi kontradizzjoni li qed twassal ghal bosta tbatijiet u sagrificcji ghal eluf ta' haddiema u familji".

"Ghalhekk, pajjizna ghandu bzonn direzzjoni socjo-ekonomika li thares lejn mudell socjali u mhux wiehed neo-liberali. F'dan ir-rigward, tinhtieg politika li filwaqt li tohloq ix-xoghol, taghti wkoll iktar sahha lill-klassi tal-haddiema u li tiddefendi l-welfare state, liema welfare state ghandu jkun jenfasizza l-ugwaljanza, l-gustizzja socjali, l-efficjenza u s-sostenibilita'."

"Tinhtieg politika wkoll li twaqqaf l-izmantellar tas-servizzi pubblici, li tizgura li d-dhul tal-haddiema jizdiedu u li tintaxxa l-iktar lil min jiflah l-iktar. Ghalhekk, ma nistghux naqblu ma' politika ta' privatizazzjoni u liberalizazzjoni, u ma politika li tnaqqas it-taxxi lis-sinjuri u li zzid il-pizijiet fuq il-haddiema".

"Tehtieg ukoll politika progressiva ta' inkluzjoni li tiffaccja r-realtajiet ta' llum ta' familji b'forom differenti kif ukoll bzonn ta' kontroll fil-prezzijiet tal-housing. Zminijietna bl-ebda mod ma tista' tappoggja politika li tiffavorixxi iktar liberalizmu fi-qasam tal-djar, liema liberalizazzjoni ggib maghha problemi u diffikultajiet serji ghall-eluf ta' familji".

"Gvern gdid ghandu wkoll jaddotta politika ambjentali sostenibbli li thares il-gid komuni u fl-istess hin ma titfax iktar pizijiet fuq il-haddiema".

Zminijietna - Lehen ix-Xellug qalet li ser tissottometti memorandum dwar l-elezzjoni generali lill-partiti politici u lill-istampa fil-jiem li gejjin.

Matul il-kampanja elettorali Zminijietna ser izzomm lill-pubbliku infurmat minn lenti kritika, kostruttiva u informattiva dwar x'inhu fl-ahjar interess sabiex ikun hawn politika ta' ugwaljanza u gustizzja socjali.

Michael Briguglio
Ufficjal Relazzjonijiet Pubblici
Zminijietna - Lehen ix-Xellug
9989 4634

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