“The strong criticalities of the draft laws to reform the pension system and employment regulations, already launched in the council process respectively in the first and second session of September, are the main issues on which the CSU trade union executives met last Friday it launched a mobilization phase with workers from all sectors, which envisages as a first act a cycle of 8 intercategory zonal assemblies, organized by the three trade unions, which will start on Tuesday 11 October, until Monday 17 October “.
“The CSU Active – reads a press release – has in the first place stigmatized the choice of the Government to bring the two bills to the Commission without an adequate and exhaustive discussion with the trade union, despite the fact that these are two reform measures that they have very strong effects on the conditions of workers and retirees and on the entire structure of the San Marino world of work. On the PdL for the pension reform, the meetings between the trade union and the Health Secretariat, which took place in recent days, did not help to resolve the main issues of the bill.
Even if the official status is still missing, the council commission would even be convened to approve the pension reform in the days from 4 to 7 October, while the following week the special commission for the reform of employment regulations would be convened. It was agreed with the government to dedicate the month of October to carry out further investigations of the proposed changes and additions, so this is an unacceptable acceleration, with the flavor of an authoritarian blitz. A meeting with the board group leaders will then be requested.
On the pension reform, in the detailed position in recent weeks to the Government and to all the Councilors, the CSU in the first place strongly contested the elimination in the final version of the PdL of the article which provided for an increase in the State contribution to address the imbalances annual payments of the Employee Pension Fund. For the CSU it is unacceptable that, while the state has fully covered the imbalance of the social security funds of some categories, later merged into that of the self-employed, for decades, it only contributes up to a maximum of 25% for subordinate workers.
The use of the reserve fund must necessarily be accompanied by an appropriate intervention or part of the state budget, discussing the methods of obtaining resources. The CSU Active reiterated the need to reinstate this article, appropriately modified, to ensure that the Pension Funds do not run out quickly. It is unacceptable to think that from now until the next 10/15 years the imbalances must be covered by using the reserves of the pension fund until they are zeroed, after which those who will be in charge will have to think about it: all this would be irresponsible!
Among the main critical issues is the total absence of discussion on the Fondis reform, which should also be approved by the end of the year. The Asset reiterated that it is inadmissible that the complementary pension funds do not have returns, thus nullifying the set objective, that is, that Fondiss itself becomes a concrete supplement to the pension returns of the first pillar. Another highly critical aspect is related to the disincentives envisaged in the bill, which for the CSU are excessive and too penalizing. We need to make them fair and sustainable.
On the reform of the employment rules, the confrontation has been reduced to a minimum. In the morning of today, the CSU sent to the Secretary of State for Labor, the Congress of State and all the Councilors, an articulated position on this bill, presenting a series of requests for changes and additions that become necessary. The macro-themes on which the greatest criticalities are identified are the intermediation in the dispatch of labor by private subjects, temporary work, the posting of workers. (A summary of the CSU position on labor law reform will be broadcast in the coming days).
In the activities of last Friday, specific initiatives were also announced with the involvement of trade union delegates and representatives, in support of trade union positions and requests, in particular during the work of the Commission, if it is convened in the period 4-7 October, which should address the reform of the social security system.
In the next few days, the detailed calendar of the cycle of inter-category assemblies in the different areas of the territory will be disseminated, in which pensioners are also invited to participate, based on the area of residence. Workers are invited to participate, to receive the necessary information and to take part for workers and for these two legislative interventions that are fundamental for the conditions and rights for all workers in the country ”.