12/06/2014 – EAPN Malta (Anti-Poverty Forum Malta) organised a conference on In-Work Poverty aiming to raise awareness on the topic. Speakers for this conference included the Minister for Education and Work Hon Evarist Bartolo, the Shadow Minister on Poverty Hon Clyde Puli, MEP Dr Therese Comodini Cachia, trade unionists, a Professor in Sociology, and various NGOs. During this well-attended conference, APF Malta launched the publication ‘Working and Poor’ released by EAPN in November 2013, in Maltese. Various interesting points were raised and discussed, including the need to increase the minimum wage, measures to eliminate precarious work and also the possibility of rising the compulsory school age to 18.
Links to press coverage below:
- Malta should discuss raising compulsory school age to 18, 12 June 2014.
- GWU president says minimum wage must rise – One-third of people in poverty are currently employed – Anti-Poverty Forum,12 June 2014.
- Il-prekarjat iġib l-inċertezza u l-instabilità – Victor Carachi (in Maltese), 12 June 2014.