President George Vella receives MCESD officials

President George Vella today met MCESD officials at Sant’Anton Palace, Attard.

MCESD Chairman John Bencini, Executive Secretary Adriana Chircop, Mr Joe Muscat Chairman of the Gozo Regional Committee and Mr Ben Rizzo Chairman of the Civil Society Committee were among those present for the meeting.

In a tweet, the President described the meeting as “interesting”, adding that the focus of the discussion was MCESD’s work in the last three months, ever since the pandemic started, and the consequences of the pandemic on the economic and social sectors.

Worthy of note is the fact that at the onset of the COVID pandemic, MCESD switched to carrying out meetings remotely.  The frequency of the meetings increased as MCESD was at the forefront to coordinate the response of the social partners till an agreement was reached on the aid packages for workers and employers.