Social cooperatives victims of bureaucracy. Waiting for the payment of March skills. Confcooperative Taranto requests a meeting from the Region
"Against the Coronavirus emergency we have shown our most powerful weapon: bureaucracy". The talking is Carlo Martello. The Secretary General of Confcooperative Taranto collects the discomfort of all those who still await measures of various types, complain of delays and try to get by in marshes of complex fulfilments that, for the seriousness of the moment, should be avoided. Martello points out above all that the cooperatives still await the payment by the Region of the skills relating to the month of March, skills that have been regularly paid to the workers.
"Certainly the leader in the diabolical competition for those who make it more difficult is the Puglia Region, which achieves the result of launching measures for social cooperatives, which is not clear if they are unjust or damaging. April 30 - continues Martello - the Regional Council approves Resolution no. 622 (published in the BURP almost a month later) with the ambitious goal of intervening to help families, users and subjects managing childhood education services, social welfare services and health and social care for minors, the disabled and the elderly, allocating substantial resources and preparing specific guidelines. Resolution 622 intervenes for the period of suspension of activities by providing for the two different solutions which the cooperatives and the service management bodies have followed, that is, the remodeling of the services, redesigning them "remotely" or totally suspending the work by making use of the social safety nets. And here it does not seem easy to grasp the logic that animated the Region, because in favor of those who stopped also intervenes with a non-refundable contribution, while for those who continued to provide assistance in a more complex and expensive way, it provides a double track support, that is, full fees for services for children and minors, fees halved in the case of services for the elderly and disabled, if rendered in a remodeled form even after May 4, the date of reopening. For those social cooperatives that with generosity and love have continued to provide the remodeled services to disabled people in serious difficulty, the 50% reduction of the fee would mean the closure ". Carlo Martello then concludes"It is hoped that the Region, to which Confcooperative Taranto has asked for a specific meeting, wants to stem the risk of this extreme damage".