The unions Comisiones Obreras and UGT have convened rallies at all its venues next Friday at noon under the slogan #SiamoTuttiCGIL #MaiPiuFascismi (“We are all CGIL. Fascism never again”). It is his way of supporting the unitary demonstration of the three main Italian unions scheduled for the following day in Rome against the assault on the CGIL union headquarters in the Italian capital last Saturday by protesters called by far-right and anti-vaccine groups .
From CCOO they consider that the attacks suffered by the CGIL headquarters and a hospital during the demonstration, called to protest against vaccines and the mandatory nature of the Covid passport, They recall the violence that Italian fascism exercised against the workers’ organizations in the early 1920s. The union defends the work that its Italian colleagues have done during the pandemic to guarantee the right to health of workers and the agreement they have signed to make it mandatory to present the Covid certificate to access the place of work.
As explained to SER string the CCOO International Secretary, Cristina Faciaben, these attacks “They are a sign of a danger that not only exists in Italy, but in all of Europe, and much of the world, of that unstoppable advance of the extreme right. “In his opinion,” attacking a union does not stop being clear that they are movements that do not respect democracy or the organizations that defend it. “
It could happen in Spain
Unions are mobilizing in solidarity with their Italian counterparts but also to warn that ultra-right violence “knows no borders” and that similar attacks could occur in Spain. “We are at risk of these behaviors being reproduced. It happened in the Capitol in the United States, it happened in the CGIL and in a hospital and it could happen perfectly in our country,” explains Faciaben.
“Some of the behavior of groups of the extreme right and even of a party with parliamentary representation like Vox go along that line,” he says. AND gives as an example the demonstration called against the 2030 Agenda in the Madrid neighborhood of Chueca, which ended with a neo-Nazi march shouting “out of our neighborhoods” or “out of Madrid AIDS”.
The attacks in Rome have opened a debate in the Italian parliament on the outlawing of the fascist organization Forza Nuova, one of the organizers of the demonstration. Faciaben is in favor of the outlawing of those organizations “that do not meet the minimum requirements of a democratic and lawful state” and criticizes being encouraged “by publicizing their speech and showing that it is not so serious and that it is not such a relevant issue “.