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Muscat reiterates economic growth before raising minimum wage

Labour leader Joseph Muscat this evening spoke on the priority areas of a new Labour government and reiterated that the economy had to grow before one could discuss a raising of the minimum wage. Speaking at a mass meeting at Ta’ Qali which concluded the party’s first ever congress Dr Muscat reiterated the PL’s commitment to improve living standards and the business environment. The following is Dr Muscat’s speech as it was delivered: 6.30 p.m. Joseph Muscat says the purpose of the mass meeting is to look to the future. He says the PL will offer certainty which will create wealth. The choice at the election is between a past which divided and a future which unites. 6.35 p.m. Dr Muscat refers to Dr Gonzi’s speech on Thursday when he said the people knew where they stood with the PN. Muscat says many workers do, such as those of Air Malta, Sea Malta, GO and others who had lost their jobs. The PN was saying it was the party of change. What it had changed was the power tariffs, for example. 6.37 p.m. Muscat insists that the PL will not make unsustainable promises and will be responsible. The people, he says, are fed up of politicians who say one thing and do another. This, he says,… timesofmalta.com http://www.allplacedout.com/muscat-reiterates-economic-growth-before-raising-minimum-wage/

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Muscat reiterates economic growth before raising minimum wage