"The school-work alternation needs to be reviewed: we need to protect students and their lives. We are working to prepare more just and advanced legislation together with the Minister of Labor Maria Elvira Calderone".
The Minister of Education Giuseppe Valditara writes it in a tweet.
Yesterday the news emerged that no compensation will be paid by Inail to the parents of Giuliano De Seta, an 18-year-old student from Ceggia who died on 16 September last, during the school-work alternation period, under a steel plate weighing one ton and half.
This is because the law provides for it only if the intern is also the "head of the family".
The boy was studying at a high school in Portogruaro and was in the company as an intern and not as a worker at BC Service, based in Noventa di Piave, when the accident occurred.
The trial against the four people investigated for the incident - the owner of the company, Luca Brugnerotto, Anna Maria Zago, the principal of the Itis Da Vinci of Portogruaro,
the security manager Sandro Boron and the tutor Attilio Sguerzi - was scheduled for March 10th.
The parents, who wanted to make the issue linked to Inail public, in the pain of the tragedy, have in any case the possibility of obtaining insurance compensation.
"We have raised the need for a commission of inquiry into alternating school and work. I don't think I'm the only one who feels anger and indignation: according to INAIL, the life of Giuliano De Seta, a student who died alternating between school and work at 18 years, he was worthless. He was worthless because he was a student and he didn't earn any money, so his family won't receive any compensation. He was worthless because he was the last cog in a machine that must have productivity as its centre."
the national secretary of the Italian Left Nicola Fratoianni, a member of parliament of the Green Left Alliance, wrote on Facebook.
"It would certainly not be compensation to give Giuliano back to his loved ones - continued the SI leader - but this outrage to his memory is intolerable".
"The current legislation on compensation for those who die during the school-work alternation period" must be changed immediately "and we will do it with the next decree we are working on these days, the first useful regulatory vehicle".
This was stated by the Minister of Labor Marina Calderone, speaking on the tragic death in September of Giuliano De Seta in a factory in Noventa di Piave (Venice), but not compensated by Inail on the basis of current legislation". "For this reason, I had already summoned for 12 January a technical table on safety at work and on the most urgent corrective measures to the legislation in which all the social and employers' parties, the Ministers of the University and that of Education, Inail and the National Labor Inspectorate will participate " adds Calderone.”
When a young person dies during a period of school-work alternation in the company, it is a serious defeat for the system created to protect the life of every worker", adds Calderone who then expresses his closeness to De Setac's family, "as Minister of Labor and of social policies and as a mother, aware that no financial compensation can ever soothe their pain.
But to this - adds the minister - there is also the sense of profound injustice that derives from the existing regulatory vulnerability which allows financial compensation to family members only when the main recipient of the income suffers the fatal accident.
This rule has been in force for too long to still survive in our legal system and has affected many other families in recent years".