"Some workers will live Easter without wages, others will continue to work in health facilities, risking their lives, for a few hundred euros a month. My sincere wishes to all of them, in the hope that this holiday, which has always been synonymous with peace and rebirth, will mark the discontinuity with respect to the past with reference to various trade union and non-union issues.". So in a note, Franco Rizzo, provincial coordinator Usb Taranto.
“An abnormal Easter we are experiencing, adds Rizzo, dictated by the need to strictly observe the indications in order to avoid any risk of contagion from Covid -19. An Easter without wages for some workers. In fact, he continues in his indifferent and arrogant attitude Arcelor Mittal that still has not paid the arrears to the contractors; We understand that if, as we have known, only 20% of the overdue amount has to be paid, many local businesses may face bankruptcy in the autumn.
A thought, underlines Rizzo, goes now to the operators of the Cup, of the Sanitaservice and hospital canteens: everyone risks their lives by continuing to work for a few hundred euros a month. It will be our concern in particular to put in place all the actions necessary to obtain the internalisation of those who take care of the service of canteens in hospital structures.
Those who are on layoffs will take their wages after the holidays, due to our stupid banking system: Italy is the only European state in which banks and calculators do not work on Saturdays and Sundays!
A special wish to former workers Ilva in AS who have been resisting for over 15 months. For USB, the dispute has never ended and there will be occasions when we will remind the government that we are there and we demand respect.
We can also thank all those who are in the front row: medical and health personnel in general, belonging to the police, workers in the supermarkets, operators of the call centers and of course the factories that continue to march, such as the Taranto steel mill .
A wish that wants to be even stronger in this delicate circumstance so that Easter really marks the discontinuity with respect to the past and is synonymous with true rebirth". Concludes the press note.