The Malta Independent 22 July 2019, Monday

Minimum wage increase prophet?

Sunday, 16 June 2019, 08:50 Last update: about 2 months ago

I am sure that Franco Mercieca from the Labour Party benches has very good eyesight into the future. Reading his article on the back page of another English-language daily recently, I marvelled at how he was bold enough to admit that a family breadwinner could not possibly survive on €1,500 a month.

So does it follow that this back-bencher will do his utmost to change this – or has he already some inkling that with the dismal record of Malta’s low minimum wage (€757.64 a month), another giant step forward is on the cards and our minimum wage will be not less than €1,500 a month?

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I have not heard anything from the MCESD but perhaps this is not surprising as, at times, they are just the rubber-stamp folk?

 

C. Grech

Sliema

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