16 May 2014

Employment policy will make Malta more competitive – Prime Minister

Malta Today 02/05/2014: The national employment policy launched today will help make Malta’s economy more competitive, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.

Addressing the ‘Charge the vote’ activity organised by the Labour Youth Forum in Pembroke, Muscat said the new employment policy would make the labour workforce more flexible.

The national employment policy proposes that maternity leave is paid by the government, minimum-wage earners will receive a top-up by the state and persons with disabilities will be allowed better representation in the working field.

“The maternity leave fund should cut out gender discrimination at the place of work. Only half of around 4,000 working apply for maternity leave every year. It seems like these...read on.