Pensions, Draghi: “The unions should also think about the workers of tomorrow”. Fornero to Landini: “Support a strategy focused on the work of young people and women”

Pensions, Draghi: “The unions should also think about the workers of tomorrow”. Fornero to Landini: “Support a strategy focused on the work of young people and women”
Pensions, Draghi: “The unions should also think about the workers of tomorrow”. Fornero to Landini: “Support a strategy focused on the work of young people and women”

On the pensions the government has decided to keep the point. In the first Budget law post pandemic will not yield to labor unions, who have called for yet another comprehensive reform of the system and reject the gradual exit mechanism from quota 100 to return to Fornero law. “I have another commitment”, said the premier – according to the reconstructions of the newspapers – leaving shortly before 20 on Tuesday the table on the maneuver with the leaders of CGIL, Cisl e Uil. Without hiding the irritation for a series of requests that look above all to retirees and little to the Young people, to which the premier Mario Draghi in the morning, visiting a Its in Bari, he had promised: “With you I take a job: after years in which Italy is forgotten of you, yours aspirations e waited they are at the center of government action ”. And today, at the meeting with Labor 20 international unions ahead of the G20, he added: “You have a very important role to play. The protection of most weak, wherever they are, it unites us. Together, we must make sure that innovation and productivity go hand in hand with equity and social cohesion. And do it by thinking not only to the workers of today, but also to those of tomorrow“. The confederates, however, promise mobilizations: they await the cdm for the launch of the maneuver, tomorrow, to then evaluate how to move. This is not the only trouble for the government: the split between the majority parties on the tax side has led to the opting, barring last-minute surprises, for a postponement to Parliament of the decisions on how to use the 8 billion available to start the tax cut.

To ask the union to have the courage to make unpopular choices that take into account the job insecurity and low wages of most of the “Millennials” and digital natives is also Elsa Fornero. The former minister who during the government Monti signed the homonymous reform marred by the mess of the exodus and other heavy ones errors, but necessary to make the system sustainable, he writes on Press an open letter a Maurizio Landini. “Leaving 100 with some (always imperfect) graduality and respecting equity which requires that at least most people be treated better unlucky it’s possible. Requesting a new step back would once again be one shortsighted choice of decline“, Is the heart of the letter. “Those born around the middle of the last century have contributed, with their work and their sacrifices, to one sustained economic growth, obtaining a rapid improvement in one’s living conditions“, Fornero remembers,“ then the trend has weakened and today it is even reversed for the younger generations, often forced to look elsewhere for the opportunities they cannot find at home. Between 2008 and 2020, approximately one young person (25-34 years) out of sixteen officially emigrated, and we cannot be surprised: in Italy the precariousness of the work and therefore the wages are intermittent and rather low while the incidence of poverty (especially in families with children) it is higher than in other age groups; it is therefore difficult to start a family, make plans to have children and buy a house. All data show, in summary, growing gaps between generations but politics seems only marginally interested in this devastating picture: young people they are a minority and moreover they vote less dand their parents and grandparents “.

And this perhaps explains why it was they who paid the most for the lack of investment globalization which “has moved production to areas once absent from international value chains”, “la financial crisis“, “the Great Recession“,“ The pandemic ”. “I believe it credible, courageous person, capable of taking responsibility and also of mobilizing his organization to support a strategy to combat the decline, centered on work, of young people and women and maybe even workers elderly but still able, for good health, to contribute to the collective well-being (as well as to the increase of one’s pension). He’ll tell me: what does all this have to do with exiting quota 100 and with the resumption of a process of raising the retirement age? I reply that it is impossible not to see the failure of an economic pact between generations which finds one of its greatest manifestations precisely in the social security system. Would not be responsible, now, to make choices again in this matter without taking into account this disheartening situation ”.

Until now “it was a mistake to have reduced the system of welfare almost only to the pension system. Similarly, it was improper to use women’s early retirement in replacement of care services, thus condemning them to poverty if you are not assisted by the husband’s ‘generosity’ or by a survivor’s pension; or industrial policy tools to restructure companies, especially large ones. A retrospective look shows measures ranging from real insanity (baby pensions) to myopia (the measures induced by the defense of ‘acquired rights’ in their numerous variants), to the yielding to pressures and influences of categories closer to the political system (with consequent privileges). The country as a whole has found all these decisions affordable in the short term, without reflecting on the aging of the population; on the lack of growth and the consequent overall impoverishment “. In this framework “Le reforms they tried to counter this vicious circle; have been slow, imperfect (but all reforms are), subject to backward steps and a communication that favored the resentment rather than understanding and sharing. This is what I ask you about reflect, as secretary of the main trade union organization in our country, which in a not so close past has been able to resist temptation of superficial popularity e making seemingly unpopular choices (like Luciano Lama with the agreement on the «escalator» in 1975) ”.

“Pensions are for Draghi and Franco the litmus test also in the dialogue with respect to Europe” and “I do not think it was expected in this meeting to be able to obtain a greater flexibility“, He comments Maria Cecilia Guerra, undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, speaking on Radio too. Opening up the social bee and the woman option, she explains, “is an important step, but we must think for the future” to address the issue that the unions pose that “it concerns young people and this idea of ​​the contribution system and a fragmented labor market ”, with“ a job that is becoming more and more precarious ”.

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