Expo has faded, but this will not stop the "unprecedented process of transformation" of the capital.
48 hours after Rome's heavy defeat in the race to host the 2030 Exposition, Mayor Roberto Gualtie looks to the closest and above all safest goals, such as 2025. And since the construction sites "will increase exponentially" this afternoon at the Capitol he signed a memorandum of understanding dedicated to the works for the Holy Year, which among the conditions also includes being able to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"We need to do it quickly and well - said Gualtieri - We are talking about a very substantial amount of investments with stringent and challenging deadlines. We have therefore decided to prioritise the timing of implementation." But "this requires and requires us to do even better." And so, having cashed in on the willingness of companies and workers to work without interruption to arrive on time for the appointment with Pope Francis and his 7 million pilgrims, the mayor-commissioner guarantees them transparent and shared procedures, a stop to the maximum discount, maximum safety guarantees, full application of national contracts, no to cascading subcontracts and anti-dumping clauses.
For the mayor, the agreement is a model to be exported, and the general secretary of the CGIL, Maurizio Landini, is of the same opinion, speaking of the "Rome model". If, on the one hand, as unions "we are ready to work if necessary, 30 days a week, 7 hours a day, on the other hand, we want and have obtained that this happens in maximum safety with 7-hour shifts and at least 24 teams, with the right economic compensation and without tenders at the maximum discount".
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