Action for Poverty "campaigning" for social security reform

Poverty in Gibraltar was discussed between the GSD and local group Action for Poverty yesterday, with the group stating the Rock’s social security needs to be reformed.

A statement from the GSD said:

The GSD met Action for Poverty yesterday – a platform made up of representatives of the ERG, Unite the Union and the Private Sector Workers & Pensioners Association who are campaigning for social security reform.

GSD Leader Keith Azopardi said:

“We had a wide-ranging discussion on dealing with the causes and consequences of financial hardship. We fully accept that there is much to be done in reforming the social security system so it can be more easily administered and helps those in need more directly. The discussion was very useful in identifying the objectives that Action for Poverty are campaigning for.

The GSD is committed to ensuring that, in Government, we take clear measures to help people who require social and financial assistance because of their own circumstances be it unemployment, disability or other family or special circumstances.”

Apart from Mr Azopardi GSD MPs Roy Clinton and Danny Feetham were also present at the meeting

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