(ANSA) - ROME, APRIL 14 - "I appreciated the constructive and positive tone of your speech, of your protest, I am here to tell you that I am not your counterpart, I have the duty to be your representative in the institutions".
With a jacket and a mask, the Minister of Culture Franceschini came as a surprise this afternoon, April 14, after the Question time in the Chamber, in the Globe Theater occupied in Rome to talk to the boys and artists who animate the protest.
And he took the microphone to reiterate his closeness to the show's workers: "I may be able to do this job more or less well, but I have a duty to represent your world. This is what I have tried to do since the beginning of the pandemic, when it arrived. this storm that has overwhelmed many categories and in particular culture ".
"We tried to intervene with emergency measures -, said the minister speaking off the cuff - and for the first time in a sector that did not have them, social shock absorbers arrived. This work can be improved and I am continuing to insist because even in the decree Support these interventions continue for places that remain closed or that will be able to reopen partially ".
The most important part of the work, he stressed, was to take a census of the sector, "in order to have a precise map of intermittent workers. And what we must commit now, and we are already doing, is to find a norm that permanently introduces some protections that we have introduced in an emergency and making permanent the forms of protection for workers in the sector ".
In these hours - he concluded - the ministry of culture is facing another problem, "to avoid that those who have had emergency funds but have not been able to pay sufficient contributions for their pension path in 2020-21 have still recognized figurative contributions for the two years and that these are not lost with respect to the pension path. It is a great operation that we must do with the Ministry of Labor, listening to the category associations ".