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GWU to continue insisting on Fairmount investigation

The General Workers’ Union is to continue insisting on an investigation into how the contract for the conversion of two Fairmount vessels was negotiated by Malta Shipyards leading to substantial losses for the company, it said in a statement this morning.

The union said that in July, it had asked the Commission Against Corruption to investigate the contract after the government had opposed a public and independent inquiry, even when a request for one was made by the Opposition in the Public Accounts Committee.

The union had also sent a copy of a Price Waterhouse Coopers report and of another report it prepared to the Police Commissioner and the Auditor General and last month wrote to the commission again requesting to be asked to explain the facts about the contract.

The GWU said that the commission, the commissioner and the auditor general were now in possession of all the facts relating to the contract.

The union said it was to continue insisting on the investigation of the case and it would keep workers and the public informed of proceedings.

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