SOCIAL PACKAGE SHOULD PROMOTE A SOCIAL EUROPE - ZMINIJIETNA

Press Release: 16/09/08
Stqarrija Stampa: 16/09/08
(Verzjonijiet bl-Ingliz u bil-Malti)

 

 

Zminijietna - Voice of the Left

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SOCIAL PACKAGE SHOULD PROMOTE A SOCIAL EUROPE - ZMINIJIETNA

Zminijietna – Voice of the Left reacted to the European Commision’s Vladimir SpidlaSocial Package” proposal which will be voted upon by the European Parliament during the second plenary session during the last week of September. Zminijietna said that the social pact should reflect a social Europe, and not a neo-liberal quickfix.

Zminijietna – Voice of the Left said that the social package includes two positive, though unclear, proposals, namely, the obligation for big companies with over 1,000 or more workers and at least 150 employees in each of two or more EU member states to form works councils and the ban on discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, religion and disability even in social spheres outside the workplace.  However, the main thrust of the Commission's policies continues to be a Europe in which market liberalisation, weakening of public services, and reduction of workers' rights are being prioritised first and foremost.

Zminijietna – Voice of the Left believes that MEPs should pressure up the commission for changes to the social package so as to increase Europe’s social agenda".

"The social package should not act as a convenient backdoor for the services directive, whereby services are liberalised in a way which permits social dumping and inferior work conditions, as recently witnessed by cases such as the Vaxholm case whereby workers were shifted from Latvia to Sweden and paid wages less than Sweden's national minimum wage".

David Pisani

Public Relations Officer
Zminijietna - Voice of the Left
Mob 79436914

IL-PAKKETT SOCJALI GHANDU JIPPROMWOVI EWROPA SOCJALI  - ZMINIJIETNA

Zminijietna – Lehen ix-Xellug
 tkellmet dwar il-proposta ghall-Pakkett Socjali tal-Kummissarju Ewropew Vladimir Spidla, liema proposta ser ikun suggett ghall-vot mill-Parlament Ewropew fit-tieni sessjoni plenarja fl-ahhar gimgha ta' Settembru. Zminijietna qalet li l-pakkett ghandu jirrifletti Ewropa socjali, u mhux soluzzjonijiet neo-liberali.

Zminijietna – Lehen ix-Xellug qalet li l-pakkettsocjali jinkludi zewg proposti pozittivi, izda li m'humiex cari. Dawn jinkludu l-obbligu ghall-kumpaniji kbar li jimpjegaw iktar minn 1,000 haddiem, jew mill-inqas 150 haddiem f'kull wiehed minn zewg pajjizi membri ta' l-UE sabiex dawn jiffurmaw kunsilli tax-xoghol, kif ukoll il-proposta kontra d-diskriminazzjoni fuq bazi ta' orjentazzjoni sesswali, religjon u dizabilita' anke gewwa sferi socjali barra l-post tax-xoghol. Izda l-bicca l-kbira tal-proposti tal-Kummissjoni jibqghu jippromwovu Ewropa ta' liberalizazjoni ekonomika, servizzi pubblici inqas b'sahhithom, u tnaqqis ta' drittijiet tal-haddiema".

Zminijietna – Lehen ix-Xellug temmen li d-Deputati tal-Parlament Ewropew ghandhom jaghmlu l-pressjoni fuq il-Kummissjoni sabiex ikun hemm tibdil fil-pakkett socjali sabiex l-agenda socjali Ewropea tissahhah.  

"Il-pakkett socjali   m'ghandux iwassal sabiex id-direttiva tas-servizzi tghaddi mit-tieqa minflok mill-bieb, u b'hekk jigu liberalizzati servizzi b'mod li jigi permess id-dumping socjali u kundizzjonijiet ta' xoghol inferjuri, bhal ma intwera ricentament fil-kaz ta' Vaxholm, fejn haddiema  mill-Latvia inghataw xoghol fl-Isvezja b'paga inqas mill-paga minima Svediza".

David Pisani
Ufficjal Relazzjonijiet Pubblici
Zminijietna – Lehen ix-Xellug
Mob 79436914

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