“Bernard Grech attacked social partners because they praised the Labour Government’s budget” – PL
The Labour Party condemned comments made on Sunday by Opposition and Nationalist Party leader, Bernard Grech, on the social partners because they praised the measures announced by the Government in the 2021 Budget.
Addressing a press conference, Minister Carmelo Abela said that Dr Grech’s reaction to the Budget shows his negative attitude and complete loss of reality, as he cannot feel the worker, businessman and unions pulse, among others. He stated that when Dr Grech compared the social partners with children who gained everything they wanted from the budget, he forgot that the Government consulted them so that, among others, he could save thousands of jobs.
Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli stated that the Opposition leader has no plan or vision. She said that despite that he is ashamed to say he is Maltese, he has no right to deny the Maltese and Gozitans the assistance being offered by the Government and presents doubts. Ms Farrugia Portelli stated that Dr Grech is looking at the budget with a pejorative connotation and with his words, he gave the best certificate to the Government which is close to the people and implements what it promises.