GWU president on government's payroll
The president of the General Workers Union, Victor Carachi, is on the government's payroll as a consultant to a State entity falling under the Ministry for the Economy, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt.
Even as he leads the island's largest union in defending workers' rights against employers, including the government, Mr Carachi is receiving more than "1,000 a month as a consultant to Mimcol, the agency responsible for government investments.
It is not yet known how long Mr Carachi has been providing consultancy to the government and what advice is he getting paid "12,500 a year for.
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Mr Carachi, a former bank employee who has been GWU president since 2008, is considered to be a moderate voice in the union.
He is not the only consultant on Mimcol's payroll. According to information submitted in Parliament recently, former Labour foreign minister Alex Sceberras Trigona '" who is one of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's special envoys with a financial package of over "55,000 '" is also a legal consultant to the State agency. This role is earning Dr Sceberras Trigona another "8,400 per annum.
Mimcol is also receiving...