Pi di five thousand people in the solidarity march of the 422 dismissed workers of the Gkn in progress in Campi Bisenzio. The procession, which started from the GKN gates, is crossing the streets of the industrial area around the I Gigli shopping center. Smoke bombs, drums, trumpets, whistles and many chants to ask for the stop of layoffs and the rescue of the company that manufactures joints and drive shafts for cars.
To open the event 4 historical flags of partisan brigades, two of the Lanciotto dancers from Campi, one of a Sienese brigade, and that of the Senigaglia brigade, which liberated Florence first. And then the banner of the Collettivo di Fabbrica, then the large banner with the words “Insorgiamo”. Present the workers and many of their families with children in tow. And then trade union delegations from Melfi, Pomigliano, Frosinone, Emilia Romagna, Lombardy. On the route present the volunteers of Mercy and Public Assistance who distribute bottles of water.
The workers wear the yellow company bibs and the Collettivo di Fabbrica T-shirts, on sale for ten euros at the entrance. For the institutions there is the mayor of Campi Bisenzio Emiliano Fossi, the regional councilors Serena Spinelli and Alessandra Nardini, the regional councilor Monia Monni, the deputy mayor of Sesto Fiorentino Damiano Sforzi.
Giani: Keep the tension high
We must keep the attention high, they are in the streets with the workers because they have right to have the solidarity of all institutions, all of Italy with them. Seeing 422 workers and their families find themselves in this so bad situation is something that doesn’t have to happen in Italy. Thus the president of the Region Eugenio Giani speaking at the garrison in Campi Bisenzio (Florence). We must all be united – he added -, the Melrose property must know: they offended the workers, all of Tuscany and all those who believe that workers’ rights are fundamental to a peaceful community life.
July 24, 2021 | 10:18
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