The 18 members of the new FUPS-CSdL Steering Committee were elected yesterday at the end of the 12th Congress of the Pensioners Federation. These in order of election and the relative votes: Elio Pozzi 53, Patrizia Stefanelli 48, Nerina Zafferani 47, Marina Raschi 40, Marina Fetanini 36, Renato Fabbri 33, Novello Lanci 31, Adalmiro Bartolini 29, Luigi Forcellini 28, Marina Giannini 26, Lina Stefanelli 25, Armando Astolfi 24, Nazzarena Gobbi 20, Silvana Bollini 13, Floriano Sciutti 13, Gemma Aloja 10, Maurizio Cavalli 10, Massimo Guidi 9. At the end of the works, the resolution was unanimously approved. CONCLUSIVE RESOLUTION The 12th Congress of the Unitary Federation of Pensioners of San Marino of the CSdL, held on Saturday 23 October 2021 at the Expo Hall of the Palace Hotel Serravalle, after hearing the report of the outgoing Secretary Elio Pozzi, who makes his own, and the interventions of the debate delegates in the greeting of the General Secretary Giuliano Tamagnini and the concluding speech by Confederal Secretary Enzo Merlini approve the following concluding motion. The FUPS-CSdL Congress first of all expresses a moving memory of the San Marino victims of Covid, including many members of the FUPS, addressing their solidarity to their families. At the same time, it expresses its heartfelt thanks to the health workers who, even in the most critical months of the pandemic, ensured treatment for Covid patients and other diseases in conditions of great difficulty. The Assembly approves and shares the basic document for the 20th Confederal Congress of the CSdL, in particular in the part concerning the welfare state and support policies for the elderly and pensioners. As regards pensions, it is considered indispensable to reform the pension system that maintains certain indispensable principles such as intergenerational solidarity, through the safeguarding of a decent minimum level of retirement income and adequate salaries, consistent with the situation of relative general well-being of our country, in full respect of the acquired rights and in the context of the reforms necessary to bring the country towards real equity.
The contribution-only calculation system is impracticable, because it would lead to a strong impoverishment of pensioners, with negative effects on the entire economy of the country, as occurred in the countries where it was started, with the need for a strong intervention assistance from the state. We are convinced that a reform that intervenes only within the pension system, with pension cuts, raising the age and the contributions necessary to accrue the right to a pension, ends up penalizing pensioners, without structurally solving the financial problems of the system. An intervention with long-lasting effects is possible only from outside the pension system on the fundamental variables by which it is conditioned, namely: employment, real fiscal equity and support for families, especially young people, to reverse the current demographic trend negative. In agreement with the CSdL, we demand the direct management of pension funds by the legitimate owners of the financial resources deposited in the same funds, ie workers and pensioners together with employers through their representatives. Retirees and the elderly pay particular attention to the welfare state of our country and to the quality of services, starting with health, prevention for the protection of health and support services for the elderly and people with serious illnesses, both for citizens in serious economic difficulties, and denounce the worrying weakening and degradation, both in the extent and quality of the interventions, as well as in the management of the offer. In particular, they denounce the continuation of medical and nursing staff members in some departments of the hospital and Health Centers of the Republic. They express the firm belief that only the maintenance of a non-hospital-centric public health service aimed at the entire population is the expression of a modern and democratic country.
FUPS reiterates the urgent need to establish a fund for non self-sufficiency, aimed at all people and their families involved in the care of a disabled relative. FUPS therefore expresses its full support for the CSU’s struggle to counter this tendency of the Government to make the costs of the country’s economic crisis pay, especially to those with fixed income, employees and retirees, and to initiate an economic and social recovery in the justice, equity and solidarity. Elderly and disabled people have the right to an efficient Public Administration model, with services that are easily accessible to all, capable of giving clear and quick answers. We ask for the streamlining of every bureaucratic act, we demand and emphasize the need for a correct functioning of justice, as a third power of the state, which in particular is substantiated by the non-interference of politics and the judiciary in areas not within their competence. The FUPS-CSdL strongly affirms the right of the elderly to remain as long as possible in their family and social environment of relationships, consolidating entry into RSA or hospitalization for as long as possible. In cases where this is not possible, the FUPS reaffirms that in the area of services to people there must have been opportunities for qualified jobs for men and women in our country. To this end, it is necessary to make this burdensome and rewarding service attractive with the recognition of equal dignity and equal rights for those who perform it, as it must be for all workers. We therefore ask to extend the so-called “Carers’ Regulations” and also to mention it to the San Marino citizens or residents, and to make this assistance activity possible also for the relatives of the people requesting assistance, obviously with the appropriate rules and controls.
FUPS claims an active role and protection of the safety of the elderly for the defense of the environmental heritage, for the creation of equipped green spaces and for a safe viability also for a normal life of relationships with the elderly and disabled. FUPS pays great attention to the sensitivity of the elderly towards the ethical aspects of people’s intimate life. We are referring in particular to the donation of organs, to the therapeutic persistence, to the living will, to the end of life, as well as to the crisis of his families and the repercussions on minor children. On these issues, FUPS aims to promote debates of knowledge and in-depth analysis with the presence of personalities of proven professionalism and of different cultural orientation. The FUPS fundamental remains the full implementation of the “Charter of the rights of the elderly” (Law 7 January 2008 n.1); a law conquered by the Federations of Pensioners, whose potential and contents can still be developed and implemented and from which policies of social inclusion for the elderly must arise, who are a qualified and essential resource for social well-being. The experience acquired by retirees is a value to contribute to ecological growth, to guarantee the future development of the country in an area of intergenerational solidarity.
FUPS underlines the value of joining the FERPA / CES, of which it is co-founder, as the highest instance of the pensioner movement at European level, of which it supports the claims and struggles for better living conditions of pensioners and the elderly in all acceding countries. FUPS expresses its solidarity with the peoples who live the tragedy of war and terrorism and appeals to the representatives of San Marino so that in the international fora where they are present they become bearers of these sentiments of our citizens, to bring back peace and in all the countries currently affected by these tragic events, which are also at the origin of the mass exodus, which the West must face with a spirit of solidarity. It strongly condemns the recent sovereign and fascist attacks in the city of Rome, such as the devastation of the CGIL headquarters. This 12th Congress commits the Federation to looking for moments of involvement of pensioners on the initiatives that can be carried out within its activity, also through the reactivation of peripheral bodies such as the zonal nuclei provided for by the Statute. Finally, the Congressional Assembly commits the FUPS-CSdL bodies to strengthen the Federation with an increasingly active presence in the social field and to achieve the objectives assumed with this resolution.