MEP David Casa today wrote to Europe’s largest trade union confederation, urging support for a public inquiry to protect workers in Malta.
“His mother insists that a public inquiry is needed to prevent this from happening again to anyone else, so that the death of her son would not be for nothing,” Casa recalled.
“Instead of support, Jean Paul Sofia’s mother has found resistance from the authorities. She should not have to go through political battles to ensure justice for her son and safety for all workers in Malta.”
Casa not only affirmed that a public inquiry was an international obligation incumbent on the Maltese state, but insisted on a public inquiry “so as to ensure that workers no longer have to risk their lives because of shabby regulation, commercial interests and unbridled greed.”
“Workers in Malta must be protected and it starts with a public inquiry into the death of Jean Paul Sofia,” Casa concluded.
The European Trade Union Confederation is a major trade union organisation, representing dozens of national trade unions at the European level. Maltese unions were also put in copy of the letter.
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