June 18, 2013
Tomada responds sharply to complaints made by 'G6' group of businessmen
Labour Minister Carlos Tomada sharply responded to the complaints made by businessmen of the ‘G6’ group against the Government’s choice of newly appointed judges, and said, “it is disrespectful towards their careers and the comments do not carry any weight.”
The ‘G6’ had questioned the appointing of three judges who make up the National Court of Appeal and Labour, after twelve new judges had been appointed.
“The complaints are very disrespectful towards the careers of the judges, who all have recognised capabilities”, mentioned Tomada. He went on to say that, “it is a lack of due consideration bordering on prejudice against them.”
Tomada also responded to the businessmen’s claims for wage hikes declaring that “complaints coming from businessmen at this time of year are understandable, as they make up part of the process of collective negotiations”.
He continued to say, “we will more than likely listen to claims from the CGT labour confederation aswell, but everything will have to do with each sector’s position. I remain optimistic with respect to negotiations”.