Despite Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s invitation, the CGIL is still the CGIL. “We do not agree with the tax authorization law that was presented. We are no longer willing to accept the idea of a tax system that continues to weigh only on employees and pensioners”, said the general secretary, Maurizio Landini, in his closing speech of the national trade union congress “Work creates the future”. On these issues “we must note that, with the Prime Minister, we are facing a very profound and very consistent diversity: as we have heard that even for the union as a whole there is no possibility of comparison, it is clear that a mobilization must begin with all tools, including the strike. We are going to discuss this next week, we have already scheduled a meeting with Cisl and Uil”, he says.
The strike “we want to do it with Cisl and Uil, we have a meeting already scheduled”, said Landini again referring to the mobilization of the tax authorities. “There is a fundamental point – explained the trade unionist – 94% of the IRS is paid by employees and pensioners: we are no longer willing to accept the idea of a tax system that continues to weigh only on employees and pensioners, for us the party is over, because for us it never started”. As for the “enabling law, we do not agree – Landini said again – we launched a platform, for the time being they have not discussed with us the negotiating table, until today it does not exist and must be recovered, the fundamental principles must be changed in which this reform takes place, there is a need to broaden the tax base, not only does it have to be progressive, because for the same income everyone must pay the same taxes, which does not happen today”.
Source: IL Tempo
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