Tension remains high between labor unionswho are on strike today, el‘executive. On the eve of demonstrations that will lead to a 4-hour blockade of transport and an 8-hour blockade of schools, universities, healthcare and post officesthe secretary of the CGIL, Maurizio Landini, attacks the government again. The main objective, once again, is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Matteo Salviniguilty to have precepted the workers of trams, buses, trains and ferries, thus forcing the unions to reduce the strike hours in the transport sector from 8 to 4, precisely to avoid the sanctions that would have hit the workers in case of violations of the precept. So much so that Landini brands Salvini and the government’s move as an attack on right to strike and to the 360-degree Constitution, as well as an unprecedented act in the history of democratic Italy. Very harsh tones, in short, accompanied by the announcement that CGIL together with Uil is working to present the appeal against the injunction. We – explains Landini – gave a mandate to the lawyers to prepare it within the expected time frame, therefore in a few days.
The political clash Between CGIL and UIL and the government However, it seems destined to continue. I think the squares will be full and we are only at the beginning, says the secretary of the CGIL, specifying: We will not stop until we have succeeded in changing the economic and social policies. They do not intimidate us either with precepts or with other initiatives with which they want to stop us. Today’s protest is driven by the desire to achieve salary increases And hiringrequests that go hand in hand with opposition to crackdown on pensionsforeseen by the government in Budget law.
In this framework fromexecutive Salvini himself to claim the injunction in the sector of transport. The strike a right provided for by Constitutionwe have guaranteed it for four hours on public transport, but the right to strike of an extreme minority cannot infringe the right to mobility, health, study and work of tens of millions of Italians, explained the deputy prime minister, adding:Not a victory for Salvini, the League or the government, but tomorrow (today, ed) 20 million Italians will be able to take i public transport to go to work, to study, to do medical visits. Therefore the right to strike, but also the right to work for the vast majority of Italians. While the secretary Elly Schlein reiterates the line of the Democratic Party: We strongly support the reasons for the strike and the constitutional right, sacrosanct, to the strike. So the Democratic Party will be there with a delegation. They will not participate in the strike n Cisl n Ugl. The secretary of the CISL, Luigi Sbarrafocuses on the mobilization in the streets scheduled for tomorrow and relaunches the need for a social pact, while the Ugl, led by Francesco Paolo Capone, the message that the strike has repercussions on citizens, proving to be a mistake to the detriment of workers. Since Sbarra says that we were wrong to go to the streets, I remember that the CISL has not had a joint strike with CGIL and UIL for 10 years. a legitimate and respectable choice, but let’s say that there is a diversity of views, observes the secretary of the Uil, Pierpaolo Bombardieri.
Today trams, buses, metro, trains, ships and ferries will stop for 4 hours (from 9am to 1pm). The guaranteed trains will still operate. 4-hour strike also for firefighters. The 8-hour stop concerns, however, the categories of healthcare, public employment, schools, universities and postal services. Air transport will be regular.