Work, Orlando: «Reduce working hours». Musto: “Don’t be just a slog”

 Work, Orlando: «Reduce working hours».  Musto:

Note by Eugenio Musto, Department of Family and Work – Southern Spring

It is extraordinary how irresponsibly the Left makes timely commendable resolutions on every eve of elections. The Minister of Labour, Andrea Orlando, who rightly (apparently) brings to the attention of his colleagues (but more precisely his own voters) the cumbersome hourly conditions of millions of Italian workers, turns out to be an innovative and ultimately revolutionary proposal. . If it weren’t for the fact that you remember the famous “35 Hours of Battle” promoted by Fausto Bertinoti a few decades ago: a necessary reform, “it was the Rifondazione Comunista” was abandoned soon after it went to the government, and its The leader occupied the highest seat of the House of Representatives.

Reducing working hours, especially for jobs that are considered tiring, is a duty of the political class that continues to remain unfulfilled. Worldwide, projects with a four-day work week have already been adopted for some time, albeit on an experimental basis; Apparently because the goal was actually to improve the quality of life of the citizens and not to conduct the usual “Italian style” election campaign. In addition, in countries such as the United States, Canada, Japan, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Spain, Scotland, Iceland and England, increased productivity with unchanged wages has been confirmed.

The Left has always boasted a sort of exclusive monopoly concerned with worker safety (even thanks to a centre-right, involved in a dubious government coalition that is incomprehensible to counter), however, whenever The one who is given regular leave is in a position to really be able to fulfill each and every one of his promises. It is irrefutable that the only goal achieved by the Orlando Party was to support the establishment of a union that no longer defended workers but merely strengthened their positions of power. Also in the working ranks of the Democratic Party the secretaries of CGIL, CISL and UIL now through the usual route: a form of career advancement.

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At Primavera Meridionale we hope that a serious discussion table on this absolutely fundamental issue will eventually open up and lead to a real labor reform that considers “work for man and no longer man for work”, as John Paul Said the second.

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