"The level of precariousness and fragmentation of rights has never been as high as in this phase and is creating a competition between workers who, despite doing the same job, do not have the same rights and the same protections".
This was stated by
Maurizio Landini, secretary of the CGIL, who spoke at the celebrations of the 130th anniversary of the Chamber of Labor of Bologna.
Retracing the history of the union, Landini drew a parallel between the 1970s and today.
"When I started working - he said - I had rights that had conquered those who were there before me, there was no blackmail of precariousness and the statute of workers' rights stipulated that in political culture everyone recognized that c "it was a centrality of work and of the person. This picture, in recent years, has jumped. The new generations today are often forced to deal with a capitalism without social constraints where work has returned to being a pure commodity. One of the new horizons for the union is to represent all forms of work, even self-employed and VAT registered, which cannot be conceived as something other than subordinate work.
"Given the lack of attention that the new government is having towards the unions and given the choices it continues to make, I believe that in the coming weeks our commitment must be a practice of listening and building moments of mobilization", according to Landini also referring to the confrontation had with Giorgia Meloni at the trade union congress in Rimini.
"I think - said Landini - that it is the best way to remember not only that we have 130 years behind us, but that we want to be 130 ahead of us".