(ANSA) – MILAN, 04 DEC – The grassroots trade unionism took to the streets in Milan in the afternoon for the ‘No Draghi Day’ against the economic and social policies and on the work of the premier and the executive. Similar protests take place throughout Italy and in particular in 25 provincial capitals. The demonstration, duly authorized also due to the usual fairness of the trade unions and workers, started around 4 pm from Palazzo Lombardia to move into the city center, from Piazza Repubblica and Piazza Cavour to Piazza della Scala. The trade union organizations Cub, Cobas, Sgb, Slai-Cobas, Usb and Usi-Cit joined the march and militants from the Rifondazione Comunista and Power to the People parties also took part. Alternating hard-rock songs by Metallica and partisan songs, a long snake moved from the Region strongly criticized for the recent health reform which, in the words of the grassroots unions, “continues to give money to private individuals and to impoverish the resources of the public sector”. The requests include not only the strong strengthening of public health and the abolition of tickets, but also the cancellation of the Fornero Law on work and pensions and the Jobs Act, the blocking of layoffs, adequate resources for transport and schools. “Strong wage and pension increases are needed, the reintroduction of the escalator, that is the indexation of salaries and pensions to the cost of living and the complete restoration of Article 18 – underlined Walter Montagnoli, general secretary of the Cub -. The government With the budget law, Monti revealed, and it took little, his patronal and reactionary nature as demonstrated with the pseudo-reduction of taxes. From today we say enough to the false social harmony, which is propagated by the executive office, and we will continue the fight until concrete results are obtained “. (HANDLE).