Sunday, 6 March 2016
“Government should not promote precarious jobs in government 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 6-3-16