Alessio Muccioli leaves the CSdL after 18 years of militancy.
“After 12 years spent as Secretary of the Public Employment Federation and 18 years of trade union militancy, I leave the CSdL and will not participate in the work of the upcoming General Congress.
It is a farewell, mine, filled with bitterness at the creeping and growing ostracism I have had to endure for over a year. Ostracism that prevented me from communicating and dealing with members and therefore from playing the congress match on equal terms.
Unfortunately, the CSdL has long since become a single-traction union, since at the confederal level all the key posts are occupied by officials from the Industry Federation alone.
One cause of this, the Public Employment Federation, some time ago drafted a document that had as its theme the concept of confederality, highlighting the importance of democracy within a trade union organization.
A sacrosanct battle to allow all Federations to be worthily represented at the top of the CSdL. Initiative that has cost me attacks of all kinds, including baseness and insults on a personal level.
A trade union has the obligation, particularly on the eve of a Congress, to be transparent and stimulate debate by creating and sharing proposals and contents with its members. It must not have a sectoral vision, perhaps limited to a specific category, but a general vision of society. It was the duty of the CSdL to make its members aware of the internal debate that arose precisely on the organizational issue, informing them of the document drawn up by the Public Employment Federation “.
For this I individually granted the possibility of communicating with all members, but part of the Confederal Secretaries there was a deafening silence.
The members who have delegates to the Congress have been elected, in short, kept in the dark, while the pre-congress assemblies, which are developing a debate on the democratic and organizational structure of the CSdL, have completely ignored this important issue. Democracy is not just a vote, the vote represents the tip of the iceberg of democracy: the call to vote without adequate information, without awareness, is a plebiscite.
Thus the CSdL risks becoming a self-legitimizing, self-celebrating trade union. A place where you vote, even if often, but without knowing what you vote for and who you vote for, without giving a real chance to participate.
I repeat: keeping the members in the dark about what happens within the Confederation is not a good viaticum, it does not represent the principles and ideas that animated those who gave birth to the Confederation.
We must always remember that the CSdL belongs exclusively to the workers, it is certainly not the property of those who have the honor and the burden of representing it. An essential rule, perhaps forgotten by the current confederal leaders.
Personally, I am aware that I have done everything to reverse this worrying and growing oligarchic drift. I have reported in ways of stopping those who choose the top confederal leaders without taking into consideration what is expressed by the federations, without considering in any way criteria such as seniority, professional curriculum, importance of all roles played, quantity of negotiations and signed agreements.
I therefore, with great regret, recently resigned.
A decision that embitters me, but which I have also made for a period – my health in a period – which has now lasted well over a year – punctuated by continuous and growing personal attacks.