The Opposition Coalition of PPM-PNC has claimed that the government has failed to protect workers rights in Maldives, on the occasion of International Labor Day.
In a press statement released by the opposition coalition stated that since this government came in to power, workers have been subject to poor working conditions with their rights stripped and sexual harassment cases increasing day by day.
It also stated that many resort workers had been left unemployed with no way to support their families. Moreover, fishermen have not been able to sell their catches at a reasonable price. Further, the government has failed to provide proper remuneration to the medical professionals on the front lines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Opposition also cited the incompetent disbursement of frontline allowances and civil servants are concerned that they would be able to get their salaries at the end of the month because of the poor governing by the current administration.
Opposition expressed concerns regarding the protection of employee’s rights in State Owned Enterprises (SOE) and that people were being terminated or hired without any proper cause or being demoted because of unjust political influences. The statement also highlighted that the government had not been able to fulfill its pledge of setting the minimum wage and that it is clear evidence that the government had no sincerity in fulfilling its pledges.