PN leader Si­mon Busut­til meets coali­tion for rise in min­i­mum wage

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The Na­tion­al­ist Party agrees with the prin­ci­ple on which the coali­tion for a higher min­i­mum wage is based upon and be­lieves that this is the ba­sic prin­ci­ple for so­cial jus­tice.

While meet­ing mem­bers of the coali­tion, PN leader Si­mon Busut­til praised their ef­forts and the pro­pos­als they put for­ward. He said that the vi­sion for a bet­ter fu­ture in Malta is based on four foun­da­tions; econ­omy for the peo­ple, so­cial jus­tice, bet­ter qual­ity of life and on­est lead­er­ship.

The coali­tion told Dr Busut­til that it is putting for­ward three pro­pos­als; an increase in min­i­mum wage, a re­vi­sion in the way salary in­creases are given and an ad­just­ment in the way in­come tax is cal­cu­lated. Mem­bers of the coali­tion ex­plained that their main pur­pose is to have work­ers paid with a de­cent salary.

The coali­tion ex­plained that the propo­si­tion to have a min­i­mum wage increase of 3.5% was based on con­sul­ta­tion with a num­ber of econ­o­mists and sci­en­tific stud­ies. They be­lieve that more than 22,000 peo­ple will ben­e­fit from this increase.

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