“The government is joking with fire on the layoffs”

The government is joking with fire on the layoffs. Social conflict risks erupting well before autumn. With the end of the blockade, set for June 30 in manufacturing and construction, tens of thousands of workers could remain unemployed. This is the alarm launched by CGIL, CISL and UIL who took to the streets in Turin, Florence and Bari to ask Prime Minister Mario Draghi for an urgent call to Palazzo Chigi to find an agreement so that the ban on firing is extended at least until 31 October. A few more months that will have to be used, say the unions, to reform the social safety nets.

From the three squares, the confederations have sent a clear message to the government and businesses, starting with Confindustria: reopen the table to sign a new social pact and prevent it from being fired from 1 July or very soon there will be further and even more strong mobilization initiatives.

At the center of this morning’s protest was not only the issue of layoffs, but also the definition of a new universal social safety nets system that connects income support and active labor policies; participatory governance at all levels for recovery plan projects through a preventive dialogue with the social partners; flexibility in leaving at 62 years or with 41 contributions; measures to promote the employment of young people and women; tax reform to reduce taxes for workers and retirees and combat tax evasion; continue in the season of contract renewals; strengthen controls for the protection of health and safety in the workplace.

In piazza Castello, in Turin, he intervened the general secretary of the CGIL, Maurizio Landini. “We will not be available today or ever to accept a worsening – he said – let the government know, the political forces know it, the companies know it.” We are at the beginning of this mobilization. We want to bring home results, but if they don’t listen to us, we don’t stop here and together we will continue until we have achieved our results. We thought that it is not only time to take back the square, but it is time to say forcefully that this country changes only if it changes together with work and to support work ».

From Florence, in Piazza Santa Croce, the tone of leader of the CISL, Luigi Sbarra, it was the same. «We need to start a new season of dialogue, confrontation and consultation – he said – the union exists and will be there. But if this main road does not happen, we will continue our initiative of struggle and mobilization. The government retraces its steps. The block must be extended at least until October 31st. We must win time to reform the social safety nets to make them universal ”.

In Bari, in Piazza della Libertà, the number of Uil, Pierpaolo Bombardieri, he added that “three large squares are asking for work and dignity, they are the same as the workers who guaranteed that the country would walk during the lockdown. We warn them: you are playing with fire. If you want to convince us that extending the block by a few months is wrong, you will not succeed. Explain it. The only way is the blockade for everyone and if you don’t change your mind the workers will remember it ».

(with source Askanews)

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