10 dossiers for Fran­cis Zam­mit Dimech in his first year at the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - NEWS -

“In the last few days, I have en­sured bet­ter con­di­tions for Mal­tese and Goz­i­tan work­ers. I am also help­ing SMEs who de­pend on the in­ter­net to reach con­sumers,” said MEP Fran­cis Zam­mit Dimech dur­ing an event mark­ing his first year of work at the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment.

More than 700 peo­ple at­tended the event, in­clud­ing var­i­ous mem­bers of the Mal­tese Par­lia­ment, and PN Leader Adrian Delia.

Zam­mit Dimech spoke about work­ing con­di­tions, say­ing that it is im­por­tant that em­ploy­ment con­tracts are as trans­par­ent as pos­si­ble, and that dis­crim­i­na­tion is chal­lenged. He said that the new law will en­sure clar­ity in cases where peo­ple have more than one em­ployer. An­other im­por­tant as­pect is the im­prove­ment in train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion re­lated to the em­ploy­ment, which should be paid for by the em­ployer. Re­gard­ing his work con­cerned with SMEs, Zam­mit Dimech said he is aim­ing for a reg­u­la­tion that bal­ances the in­ter­ests of ev­ery­body and that en­sures trans­parency and the rights for Mal­tese and Goz­i­tan small en­ter­prises that de­pend on on­line plat­forms to reach con­sumers. He is lead­ing work on this leg­is­la­tion in the Com­mit­tee on Le­gal Af­fairs.

Dur­ing the event, Zam­mit Dimech men­tioned a num­ber of other top­ics on which he is work­ing at the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, in­clud­ing the fight against can­cer, as well as agri­cul­ture, di­a­betes, cul­ture, vol­un­tary work, free­dom of speech and whis­tle-blow­ing, op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple, ed­u­ca­tion and dys­lexia. He also spoke about the need for a long-term strat­egy to ad­dress the im­mi­gra­tion chal­lenge in Malta.

He said that, in his first year of work in the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, he had been given re­spon­si­bil­ity for 10 ar­eas – in­clud­ing work­ing con­di­tions, pro­tec­tion of SMEs, cul­ture, free­dom of speech and whistle­blow­ing, trade and can­cer. He said that the sup­port be­ing shown by peo­ple en­cour­ages him to con­tinue be­ing their voice in the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment.

Par­tit Naz­zjon­al­ista Leader Adrian Delia spoke on var­i­ous sub­jects, in­clud­ing ed­u­ca­tion, and com­mented on the fact that the Mal­tese Govern­ment wants to abol­ish the war­rants of teach­ers and that the At­tor­ney Gen­eral is a pawn in the Govern­ment’s hand. Re­gard­ing Fran­cis Zam­mit Dimech, Adrian Delia said that, in ev­ery day of his life, he gave ev­ery­thing for the Party and the coun­try. He ended his speech by de­scrib­ing Zam­mit Dimech as a loyal politi­cian who had, in his ca­reer, al­ways shown great loy­alty.

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