The obligation of the green pass is triggered in agriculture for about 400,000 workers who are currently working in the countryside where, among other things, the harvest is in full swing, the apple harvest and the olive harvest has just begun. This is what emerges from an analysis by Coldiretti which estimates the number of Italian and foreign agricultural workers who are not yet vaccinated at around 25% for a total of about 100 thousand, after the signature of the Prime Minister Draghi at the Dpcm with the lines guide for checks.
"In order not to let the production on the trees rot - affirms the president of Coldiretti Ettore Prandini - it is important to intervene to facilitate access to work for those who are in good standing". Prandini stresses that "agricultural activity is linked to the seasonal cycles of crops and cannot be stopped" and observes that "in the first place, the simplification and speeding up of control operations helps farms which, being outdoors, cannot count on turnstiles for checking workers' entry ".
The president stresses that "in this context it is important to make the data of those who comply with the green pass quickly available to companies" and adds that "to ensure adequate coverage of the workforce needed to save crops, it is urgent, however, to introduce flexible tools. , agreed with the trade unions, which allow recipients of social safety nets, students and Italian pensioners to be able to temporarily collaborate in activities in the fields ".
Finally, he concluded that "there is a need to extend the residence permits for non-EU seasonal workers already present in Italy and to publish the 2021 flows decree".