The 16th Congress remembers the victims of Covid. The secretary Montanari: “Anti-violence convention, a gap to be filled urgently” San Marino 12 October 2021. Ninety-one flags. Ninety-one citizens. The 16th congress of the CDLS opened with the national anthem of San Marino accompanied by 91 blue and white flags that the San Marino citizens displayed on the windows and balconies during the first pandemic wave. “Ninety-one citizens. Our Republic has paid a very high price to the pandemic – says the final commitment – Women and men have disappeared who have contributed with their commitment to making our country grow. Citizens and citizens who, with humility and honesty, have consolidated the social and economic fabric for the benefit of all. The duty of the CDLS is to defend and make this precious heritage its own ”. From the Congress, a new strong call to the Government for the signing of the Convention against violence and harassment in the workplace.
The Convention, adopted in Geneva on 21 June 2019 by the general conference of the International Labor Organization (ILO), includes not only physical but also verbal abuse, as well as stalking and bullying. Convention, explained the secretary Gianluca Montanari in the opening report, which aims to defend the world of work, workers and other protection in the world of work by providing a form of physical work, extending to all economic sectors where forms of violence and harassment including also those that are done through telematic tools. “Only that – he denounces – despite our request dated 8 March and repeated calls in official meetings, the government has not yet sketched out a minimum sign of the ratification process. A gap to be filled with absolute urgency. For this reason ask the next Great and General Council to ratify the Convention ”.
“Combating gender discrimination is an essential part of promoting decent work”. Even the director general of the ILO Italy-San Marino, Gianni Rosas, in his greeting to the congress audience, joined the words of the secretary Montanari and with a broader vision recalled that wage disparity, employment gaps, violence and harassment these are phenomena that not only violate fundamental rights, but also have serious consequences from an economic and social point of view. “Gender inequality – pointed out Rosas – is one of the most striking forms of social injustice. Discrimination against female workers stifles opportunities, wastes talent and accentuates social tensions and inequalities ”. For his part, the Secretary of State for Labor, Teodoro Lonfernini, who also spoke at the opening evening, has no indication of a precise date for the start of the council procedure for ratification, but has generically assured “that by the government there is a commitment to sign the anti-violence convention as soon as possible ”. Montanari replied immediately: “Too much time has already been wasted. The CDLS will monitor and intervene to remind the government of its promises ”.