The GSD Leader Keith Azopardi has criticised the Chief Minister for supporting Unite’s protest yesterday outside the Convent, describing his actions as a “spectacle of populism.”
Keith Azopardi said:
“What was incredible was to see the spectacle of populism of the Chief Minister purporting to portray himself as the champion of workers rights when the Government he presides over is following a number of practices that are undermining workers rights – not least in the Care Agency or GHA in the employment of parallel labour through recruitment agencies.
“How does the Chief Minister reconcile this when over 300 care workers demonstrated outside the Hospital a few weeks ago because of the practices of the Government? The people of Gibraltar will see through the double standards of the Government.”
The GSD says it supports Unite’s efforts to ensure it is “properly consulted” and indeed secures the rights of workers in Interserve.