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Italy: Georgia Meloni faces her first union strike

December 3, 2022.- Far-right Gerogia Meloni, Italy’s government is facing its first union strike this weekend, whose strategy is to reject the government’s economic policy, in addition to a series of peace and economic demands to invoke the set.

The grassroots unions (USB, for its abbreviation in Italian) called for a general strike with demonstrations in all cities, while a national demonstration was called for in Rome on 3 December, which began at 2:00 p.m. Starting with Della Repubblica. ,

The union states that the government introduced an economic proposal that affected wages and that instead of worrying about citizens’ social security, “they did the opposite.”

« The government must resume more fiscal progress on the wage front, on minimum wages, on minimum pension, strengthen social safety nets and stabilize prices of basic products and services. Instead, they did just the opposite,” the union said.

On the other hand, they deplore that pensions have been negligible, while “the more affluent classes are also supported through concessional taxation, offering the first prototypes of the flat rate tax of the future.”

Given this call and the need for convergence of struggles, Giacomo Turci from the Frazione Internazionalista Revoluzioniaria (FIR) and the editor of La voce delle Lotte state that “it is necessary to go out and participate, as it was necessary to go out on 26 November to thousands of women With university youth, with activists of the recovered metallurgical company GKN or with movements against government policies on climate change.

The struggle is one: today it is expressed around the issues of racial and gender discrimination, high prices and poverty, the war in Ukraine and opposition to anti-imperialist resurgence. Tursey says that like dozens of organizations of activists, youth and women, the FIR will participate in the mobilization with its own program that includes “supplementary measures such as an indexed income requirement for the unemployed and scholarships for university students; Minimum wage of 1,500 Euro net and stabilization of contracts Sliding scale that sets wages according to the price of the basic food basket Reducing working day to 30 weekly with equal pay to distribute available working hours between employed and unemployed Stop Italian military intervention and arms trade and shipments abroad; Pull out Italian and NATO troops from Eastern Europe immediately; Stop imperialist rearmament to cut military spending!”.

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