How the meeting between the Meloni government and the unions on the Labor Decree of May 1 went
Still many tensions between the government and the unions. Giorgia Meloni presented to the social partners the measures that the government intends to approve in the Labor Decree on May 1st, but there was no lack of criticism from CGIL, UIL and CISL.
For Giorgia Meloni, the convening of a Council of Ministers to adopt a Labor decree on May 1st is a signal to the country, a demonstration of the government’s attention to the issue. For the unionshowever, is a lack of respect for the traditional social partner rallies.an act of arrogance and insultIn short, tensions remain, and the meeting on the eve of the new decree’s launch failed to smooth them all.
The Prime Minister reiterated that a constructive and serious dialogue is needed to deal with the delicate moment in the country. The Secretary General of the CGIL, Maurizio LandiniHowever, he remained critical: All the conditions were still in place to start a general mobilization against the government’s measures. It would not only be a question of merit, but also of method. In fact, the unions also complained about being summoned the night before the decree was approved: a formal appointment, in short, when decisions had already been made and there was no time left to review them.
“We raised the question that a confrontation cannot take place on Sunday evening and the evening before the CDM decision: it is also a substantive problem. And we didn’t see any text, which is also not a method acceptable to us. It means not recognizing the role that unions can play‘ Landini attacked again.
Citizens’ income, pensions, employment contracts: the Meloni government’s labor decree is ready
At the meeting, Meloni introduced everyone Measures that the government intends to approve: Reduction of the tax and contribution burden by up to seven points for an income below 25,000 euros, raising the upper limit for the tax reduction of fringe benefits to 3,000 euros for employees with dependent children, farewell to basic income (replaced by inclusion check and activation tool), incentives for Companies hiring grantees and a review of temporary contracts and vouchers.
According to the trade unions, however, there is a risk that job precarity will increase and that the poorest sections of the population will be hit by the reduction in basic income. “The meeting with Prime Minister Meloni went well in terms of resources for the tax wedge, it did not go well in terms of uncertainty‘ commented the leader of the Uil, Pierpaolo Bombardieri. Then add: “It needs to be reformulated in the part dealing with active employment policies, but as across Europe we need to maintain a level of support for those in need. The poor have doubled, inequality is increasing“.
“The government must change its approach through a serious confrontation“, concluded the secretary of the CISL, Luigi Barra.