The unions reject Meloni's tax reform: "Ready to mobilize"
the meeting at Palazzo Chigi
The government opens up to dialogue with the social partners before bringing the bill to the CDM on Thursday. But CGIL, CISL and UIL criticize compact content and method: "Summary information a few hours from the Council of Ministers"
On the one hand there is the version of the government, which says it is ready for dialogue, on the other that of the unions received today at Palazzo Chigi, who instead criticize the very lack of attention and confrontationor. "It is not possible, a few hours after the convening of the Council of Ministers, to convene the social partners and the union for information on the contents of the tax enabling law in a partial, summary, generic way", said the deputy secretary general on the sidelines of the meeting of the CGIL, Gianna Fracassi. Who together with the representatives of Cisl and Uil say they are ready to mobilize. "We will evaluate together – the spokespersons of the three acronyms told reporters – it will be a reasoning for the next few days and weeks".
Today's meeting, chaired by the minister Giancarlo Giorgettihis deputy Maurice Leo and the Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council Alfredo Mantovano, it served precisely to open a channel with the social partners. A table is scheduled for tomorrow with trade associations and professional orders e Thursday the bill is expected in the CDM. At the table with the trade unions, the government assured "maximum openness to dialogue and in comparison throughout the parliamentary process”. The objective declared by the executive is "to arrive at a reform that is as concrete and shared as possible".
The first attempt this afternoon, however, seems to have already failed. "We do not agree either on the reduction of the three rates, because it favors high and very high incomes, or on the flat tax, which is outside the dimension of progressivity envisaged by the Constitution", said Fracassi again, who added: " This operation costs many billions, we would like to understand how and how much these interventions are financed, we would like to avoid that this operation is to the detriment of the welfare state, health care, education". A line that reunites the union front.
"We need to speed up discussions on social security, pensions, health and safety, non-self-sufficiency, investment relaunch, job quality and stability", he says Luigi Barra, Cisl secretary who had not supported the CGIL and UIL in the December mobilizations against the manoeuvre. This time the approach is different: "If the government responds to our demands and our priorities, fine, otherwise we are ready to evaluate together with the CGIL and UIL the mobilization initiatives to be put in place in support of our reasons". Above all, it is the approximation of the contents that the unions criticize. "There is talk generically of a reduction in tax rates but we don't know if it stands out at the top or bottom, there is talk of a revision of the brackets and here too nothing has been said", said Sbarra leaving Palazzo Chigi.
Even the discounted openings of the Ugl are frozen awaiting details. "There is a set of interventions in favor of work that seem to us in line with the requests we have made, but in detail we will have to see them written and then we will make an assessment", the secretary Paolo Capone told reporters.
The timing of the reform, announced by the government representatives in a note, provide for the adoption of the delegated decrees - which will contain the implementation discipline of the principles expressed in the delegation - within 24 months from the date of entry into force of the enabling law. According to the press release from Palazzo Chigi, the reform "aims to encourage dependent work, with the primary objective of helping families, young people and women, reducing the tax burden for companies, increasing employment and investments, simplifying compliance, foster collaboration with the tax authorities and encourage the return of capital". Priority to tax evasion"one of the main objectives that the Meloni government intends to vigorously pursue": "Specific measures are being studied to encourage the spontaneous compliance of taxpayers, with the primary aim of arriving at a 'Fisco Amico' who dialogues with the taxpayer", explains the note.