“I expect that tomorrow evening the Prime Minister” in addition to the issue of safety in the workplace on which the meeting with the general secretaries of CGIL, CISL and UIL at Palazzo Chigi is called “will indicate a precise calendar to address and enter into the merits “of the various issues and open reforms. Thus the general secretary of the CGIL, Maurizio Landini, speaking at the “Futura 2021” initiative in Bologna. “I hope – he adds – that beyond the declarations, the will to open a confrontation is true and will enable us to do so”.
Landini’s words come just a few hours after the warning launched last night at the Bolognese event: “If the government does not give us answers as early as the next few days, we must hold meetings in the workplace and if there will be no answers in the stability law, we will also protrude. evaluate with CGIL, CISL and UIL all the necessary mobilization initiatives “. “We want a discussion to open up within the stability law to reform pensions, not just the 100 quota. As well as the need for the tax reform with less taxes for workers and retirees, increasing the net payroll, and increasing the fight against evasion, “he said. On the hot topic of the social pact launched at the Confindustria assembly, Landini underlined: “I say it here and I will repeat it on Monday to the government, that there are no social pacts that do not focus on quality and working conditions and improvement. of working conditions “. “Anyone who today wants to make a social pact must respond to a theme, does that pact reduce precariousness or not, increase wages or not, work quality returns to the center or just profit and freedom of enterprise?”, He added. .
The discussion on the minimum wage “must be placed in the context in which value is given to national contracts, many already exceeding 9 euros per hour, and legislative support for the contractual model”. We need “a law on representation that gives general value to national contracts signed by the most representative subjects” against pirate contracts, explained Maurizio Landini: “Giving general validity to national contracts means establishing that the minimum wages of national collective labor agreements become valid by law and they cannot be waived “together” with all the other rights “, such as holidays, sickness, timetables.
From the European Commissioner to Labor, Nicolas Schmit, a video message to the CGIL initiate: “We are working to raise minimum wages where they are too low, we have presented a proposal for a directive on minimum wages, which respects national models, whether based on collective bargaining or on minimum wages set by law. The aim is to ensure the dignity of work, fight poverty, promote social dialogue and collective bargaining and support social cohesion “. “It is the first time that the EU has asked member states to raise wages, it is a paradigm shift”.