More than 50 people, including two former Labour Prime Ministers and a former President, have written to Cabinet demanding dignity for workers to help fight racism.
Labour MEP and former Prime Minister Alfred Sant, former Prime Minister Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici and former President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca joined dozens of other activists and academics in signing their open letter to Cabinet.
The letter calls for minimum wage to be set at decent levels, for effective enforcement measures against precarious work, stricter conditions on companies importing foreign workforce and an agency to be set up to regulate employers.
The letter also called for the government to:
- Take every action possible to save refugees and migrant people from drowning in our waters, as well as ensuring that when these people are in Malta, they are given humane and respectable treatment
- Insist with Brussels that any migrants who wish to leave Malta are allowed, by right, to go to other countries in the European Union
- Take initiatives, persist and collaborate with non-governmental organisations to launch educational programmes about the local history of migration, equality, respect, dignity and other fundamental human rights
What do you think of the letter?