“I think I was right to invite Meloni to the CGIL congress. But there are different positions”: said Maurizio Landini, announcing a mobilization in the next few days against the government’s tax reform.
The CGIL congress in Rimini ended Maurizio Landini he was confirmed as general secretary. “For me it is a great satisfaction, but also a great responsibility, because today the world of work is in a very difficult situation“, said the guest of the show Mezz’Ora in più on Rai3. “I am convinced that a union must talk to existing governments, we must deal with who is elected by the citizens“, said Landini speaking of the government of Giorgia Meloni.
In his speech at the end of the congress, Landini confirmed his distance with Meloni, the first right-wing Prime Minister to participate in the congress of the union, and its government. “There is a very deep, very consistent diversity. For the whole Italian union there is no possibility of discussion, we need to start a mobilization that does not exclude any tool, including the strike if necessary“Landini said
“I think I did well, Lto CGIL in its history it has always invited the prime ministers who many times have decided not to come. Besides the fact that there are different positions“, Landini reiterated on Rai3. To then repeat that in the next few days he will meet the leaders of Cisl and Uil, to understand what kind of mobilization to put in place. First of all against the tax reform announced by the government. “There are also the problems of pensions, wages… In the next few days we will start a mobilization, we think there is a need to hold assemblies and we do not exclude anything. Both of the street demonstrations but also the strikes“.
CGIL, Giorgia Meloni contested with the Bella ciao choir: “Abolishing basic income was a duty”
Landini then presented some of the union’s proposals, from different taxation so that those who have more and those who earn more contribute more, up to the operation on wages to counter galloping inflation. “We must invest in the welfare state, inequalities are wider than ever“, added the secretary of the CGIL. “Today young people are precarious, they get little money and they will be poor even when they are old without a pension reform“, he then continued, emphasizing how the model that pushed for market liberalizations has led us to a situation of serious crisis. “We propose a different project for the country“, Landini said again.