As workers' day is approaching, I believe these should be the main demands in Malta for this year.
First: a battle against precarious employment and for decent jobs. All public service contracts, both governmental and local, should have clear clauses against precarious employment, and employers with negative track records, also including discrimination against minorities, should be blacklisted.
Second: State prioritization of sustainable investment that creates green jobs.
Third: We should defend public services and resist neo-liberal attempts to marketize social rights.
Fourth: An increase in the minimum wage and universal family-friendly employment measures.
Fifth: On a conceptual and policy level, clear acknowledgment that social class remains a key factor in terms of opportunities, outcomes, etc.. When one assumes that we are all middle-class, one is ignoring the fact that class inequality is a social reality.