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Conte: 'Freeze on layoffs extended at the end of March'. Unions satisfied


The premier said this while meeting the unions. The "covid fund - he said - will be free for employers" (ANSA)

"The redundancy freeze is extended to the end of March".

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announces it while meeting the trade unions.

"We are living in a complex situation, with so much concern and suffering. For this reason the government believes it must make an additional financial effort and give a message to the whole working world of certainty and security", explains the head of the government. 

The "Cassa covid - he said again - will be free for employers".

"The layoffs will remain blocked until the end of March and all companies will be able to access the free Covid-19 layoffs for the same period, that is an additional 12 weeks in 2021. It is an

important signal for workers and companies in a delicate moment like the one that 'Italy is going through


Thus the Minister of Labor and Social Policies, Nunzia Catalfo, at the end of the meeting with the CGIL, CISL and UIL.

"As early as next week I will start discussions with the social partners for the reform of the social safety nets and the strengthening of active labor policies", adds Catalfo.

"In the direct conversation he had today with the Prime Minister, Conte explained to us the government's intention to confirm the double regime of Cig extension and redundancy block until March", says Confindustria.

"We confirmed what was said yesterday in the meeting with the Mef, the Mise and the Ministry of Labor. For Confindustria, the extension for emergency reasons is justified if access does not provide for any contributions for companies that use the Covid cash register, and the premier agreed that it will be so ".

"We did a good job together. We needed to give a message and we gave it": so the general secretary of the CGIL, Maurizio Landini, after the discussion with the government on the extension of the redundancy block until the end of March, together with the others 12 weeks of Covid cig that will go into action.

Source: ansa

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