The CGIL and the UIL will challenge strike order which saw a reduction in hours of abstention from work in the transport sector from 8 to 4 on each shift.
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This was confirmed by the general secretary of the CGIL, Maurizio Landini, during the event organized together with Uil in Piazza del Popolo in Rome.
“We will challenge this precept that limits people's freedom,” he said Landini. Shortly before, the secretary of Uil Pierpaolo Bombardieri had explained: "The CGIL and Uil are checking and studying with the lawyers the possibility of challenging that document which today says that we create problems for tourism".
Landini also added: “The attack against the right to strike has to do with the idea of changing the function and role of the trade union organisation. We are confederal trade unions because we have always never believed that our role is only to protect conditions in the workplace but to protect and defend all the needs of people who have to work to live: that means healthcare, home, school".
Il secretary of the CGIL stated: “If the right to strike is included in the Constitution, it means that it is a right of every citizen who must be able to join freely. When you question this thing you are not doing something against the union or trade unionists but against the citizens,” she added.
The trade unionist stated: “We represent the majority that pays taxes, that keeps Italy on its feet and that today is not listened to by the government, which will thus lead the country to crash. We will not allow it."
“We want to give it a future, which passes through the future of young people, which in turn passes through decent work. The government should address this issue,” he added. Piazza del Popolo in Rome today "is the democratic response of people who suffer and who paid today to stay here in six squares in Central Italy.
The democratic response to those who act as institutional bullies", stated the Uil secretary, Pierpaolo Bombardieri. ■