The history of Italian trade unionism is uncertain, shrouded in the shadow of mystery typical of a period, the bourgeois and liberal, who had the task to hide the uncomfortable roots of the past.
No, I will not bore you with the history of the First International or with unnecessary school nozionismi: we will go over, along with gentle reader, troubling Corridoni, Rossoni, De Ambris.
In the absence of a legislative definition, the union can be defined as an association of workers formed to protect the collective professional interests.
These, in a nutshell, an unrecognized association, whose essential purpose is collective bargaining in favor of a category subject parasubordinata or ad hoc.
Unionism … Black
Provocation. Demagogic era in which there will be a color to identify areas of policy, the Fascist black colored (or “smeared”, depending on taste) the right of association of a primitive socialism Mussolini, then close to the revolutionary UIL (Italian Labour Union ) , brought into being by Edmondo Rossoni.
The turning point of 1922
In January 1922, the trade union congress was held, which were reiterated some key points:
- Overcoming and replacement of the class struggle with the interclassismo corporatist;
- Birth of the National Confederation of social guilds ;
- Construction of a concept of work, the worker and the union and antithetical alternative to Marxist socialism and the democratic-popular Catholicism.
I think, loudly, you should focus attention on “moral elevation and economic” of the worker, today heralded by the Jobs Act advocates as if it were their own thinking and, above all, original.
Practical aspects: the results obtained in a few years
I often read of today’s trade unionists who improperly use Marxism as if the cultural and philosophical Marx of the seventies had not ceased.
It is time to stop: the red unionism led to confusion work of the new millennium, contractual chaos and philosophical shame; I will list, below, some important achievements of the Fascist period:
- redundancy payments (or TFR, for the few);
- paid holidays;
- conservation of the workplace in case of disease;
- prohibition of dismissal during maternity leave;
- family allowances.
Conquests “red”? Come on.
Elucidation n ° 1 on the “reform Fornero”
With the decree “Save Italy” (DL 201/2011 converted into l.214 / 2011) of the caretaker government Monti you start to political flexicurity , namely greater flexibility in contracts to businesses, aimed at affecting the pension system.
To put it in five words, “pensions are paid with taxes”.
Elucidation n ° 2 on the “Jobs Act”
The failure of Fornero (both as a minister and as reform) was announced; even in an economically prosperous period could have a positive effect. And so, two years ago, he worked in this “labor card” and then British style, as Italian in the logic.
Let’s look at the contents:
- change of social safety nets;
- introduction of measures to reconcile the needs of care, life and work;
- modification of the concept of “job”;
- constant working relationship (CIG, CIGS and solidarity contracts).
The Jobs Act failed? Not exactly.
To put it in layman’s terms, the objective of stabilization of the labor market was achieved by stopping the negative trend of layoffs.
And when Renzi celebrates the jobs created, forgets to specify that it is not just the scratch of permanent contracts constitution, but counts, intelligently and in a propagandistic point of view, even those on temporary, accessory work, family work the parasubordination …
We are the state
This is a cliché, but also a noble thought.
I leave them to those who paint color and try to overcome the flags and started to wave the sacred sophia much forgotten by the Italian people; no one is here now to sing praises to fascism as a saving policy of the labor market, could no longer do so, and not in this context. But, at least, we will have the intellectual honesty “to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s” .