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Gas station workers strike, managers ask for changes to the decree

2023-01-24T11:02:23.407Z

'Abrogate the billboard by replacing it with a QR-Code or an App or with luminous devices'. Strike confirmed, starting at 7pm today on the ordinary network and from 10pm on the motorways and will last two days, until January 26 (ANSA)



A few hours after the start of

the petrol station strike, the confrontation

between the trade associations and the government continues. 

"Correct the Transparency decree by

repealing the so-called billboard replacing it, if necessary, with a QR-Code or an App or with remote light devices in order to relieve petrol stations already today burdened with communication obligations and consequently cancel the additional penalties that they would be meaningless in the absence of fulfilments" is the request reiterated by the president of

Faib Confesercenti

Giuseppe Sperduto to the Production Activities commission in the Chamber which today started the hearings on the decree on the transparency of fuel prices on the day on which the 48-hour strike by petrol stations starts, starting this evening.

"The real speculation - explained Sperduto - lurks in the great VAT evasion that still impacts on the network and in the unacceptable contractual illegality that generates that phenomenon of oil illegal hiring which subtracts over ten billion euros a year from the state coffers, according to official sources".

"If there is a need for a decree for transparency and legality - he continued - it is for a decree against contractual illegality: only in this way can a blow be dealt to those who really speculate by defrauding the State".

The president of

Fegica

, Roberto Di Vincenzo, in a hearing in the Productive Activities commission in the Chamber on the fuel price transparency decree, pointed the finger at the "embarrassment of the government also expressed yesterday. There was a lot of smoke but there was no little piece of roast, let's see how to get out of it, we're ready".

In reiterating his opposition to the display of the new cartel with the average regional price of petrol and diesel and to the sanctions linked to the failure to publish the prices because "they already exist and are already unfair", Di Vicenzo hopes for "the situation quo ante to be restored" because "if the fire hadn't been fanned everything was already in line with what was already established".

Assopetroli-Assoenergia

, the association that represents the companies that own more than half of the road service stations in Italy, expresses "full solidarity with the unions of petrol stations (Figisc-Anisa, Fabi and Fegica)" on strike from this evening against the measures of the Transparency Decree.

In a note, the association speaks of an "unjust campaign to criminalize companies, accused against all numerical evidence of speculating on petrol prices to the detriment of consumers. An accusation proven to be unfounded, numbers in hand, from reading the data banks of the Ministries Public surveys, open data, which for many years have already guaranteed full knowledge and transparency to the market".

"The measures introduced with the Transparency Decree - he adds - are therefore the fake solution to a problem that does not exist,

if not in the skirmish of political debate.

Some of them are not only useless and disproportionate, but even harmful.

In particular, on the transparency front, forcing the installation of an additional sign to display the regional average price can only generate further confusion for consumers.

The same information, indeed much more detailed, has been easily accessible for years on the ministerial website Osservaprezzi Carburant"i. "Improving price signage in the 22,000 Italian points of sale will cost around 400 million euros which will end up affecting consumer petrol prices.

Therefore, smoke and mirrors, to the detriment of businesses and consumers" concludes Assopetroli-Assoenergia.

in terms of transparency, forcing the installation of an additional sign to display the average regional price can only generate further confusion for consumers.

The same information, indeed much more detailed, has been easily accessible for years on the ministerial website Osservaprezzi Carburant"i. "Improving price signage in the 22,000 Italian points of sale will cost around 400 million euros which will end up affecting consumer petrol prices.

Therefore, smoke and mirrors, to the detriment of businesses and consumers" concludes Assopetroli-Assoenergia.

in terms of transparency, forcing the installation of an additional sign to display the average regional price can only generate further confusion for consumers.

The same information, indeed much more detailed, has been easily accessible for years on the ministerial website Osservaprezzi Carburant"i. "Improving price signage in the 22,000 Italian points of sale will cost around 400 million euros which will end up affecting consumer petrol prices.

Therefore, smoke and mirrors, to the detriment of businesses and consumers" concludes Assopetroli-Assoenergia.

have been easily accessible for years on the ministerial website Osservaprezzi Carburant"i. "Improving price signage in the 22,000 Italian points of sale will cost around 400 million euros, which will end up affecting consumer petrol prices.

Therefore, smoke and mirrors, to the detriment of businesses and consumers" concludes Assopetroli-Assoenergia.

have been easily accessible for years on the ministerial website Osservaprezzi Carburant"i. "Improving price signage in the 22,000 Italian points of sale will cost around 400 million euros, which will end up affecting consumer petrol prices.

Therefore, smoke and mirrors, to the detriment of businesses and consumers" concludes Assopetroli-Assoenergia.

"To ensure further transparency, instead of unnecessary further signs, on the points of sale" it would be better to display "a QRCode, which addresses users actually interested in accessing the Mimit Observaprezzi Carburante site, with data therefore certified by the ministry and based on actual prices, selectable by geographical area, itinerary or motorway section, effectively overcoming this pointless controversy on a concept, that of the 'average price', which has a purely media and emotional value following the attention on prices triggered by the 'increase in excise duties'.

Thus the national president of

Figisc Confcommercio

, Bruno Bearzi, in a hearing in the Productive Activities commission.

The shutdown will start

from 7pm today on the ordinary network and from 10pm on the motorways and will last two days, until 26 January.

Source: ansa

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