(ANSA) - ROME, DECEMBER 16 - "Let's not divide, because it's their game", said the general secretary of the CGIL, Maurizio Landini, from the stage of the general strike in Rome where he added "we are on the right track" even if it is not simple nor easy.
"I need not only the other unions but also the intelligence of all of you, who are here and of those who were unable to come", continued Landini addressing the demonstrators.
"I find it scandalous - he continues - that even on this they try to divide us: that the cash register is made on the poorest, this really moves me. But is the citizen's income really the problem of the country?".
Brussels has given the green light to the maneuver because "Meloni and Giorgetti, who have always criticized Europe, have implemented a maneuver that is more austerity than what Europe is asking for", he adds.
"At the same time there is no intervention on extra profits, and this is madness, in a country where profits and extra profits have increased, cash is made on basic income, pensions, workers' wages", he adds, "this is a well-chosen precise".
From the stage of the Rome garrison, the CGIL secretary thanked the demonstrators for being there despite the rain: "your desire to be there is an incentive not to stop us" until the wrong government policies change.
"There is a popular saying - declares Landini - that it rains under government thief, I mean that it has never rained so much in a week, and no improvement is foreseen".