The Pope advocates a universal salary and by reducing the working day to distribute the work

Pope Francis has advocated "a universal salary, so that each person in this world can access the most elementary goods of life" and for "the reduction of the

The Pope advocates a universal salary and by reducing the working day to distribute the work

Pope Francis has advocated "a universal salary, so that each person in this world can access the most elementary goods of life" and for "the reduction of the working day", as a measure for greater access to work .

"This system, with its implacable profit logic, is escaping to every human dominion. It's time to stop the locomotive, an uncontrolled locomotive that is leading us to the abyss, we are still on time," said the pontiff, in a message with Reason for the IV World Meeting of Popular Movements.

It underlined the need to change the current socio-economic system and asked governments, politicians, companies and religious leaders to help in this goal.

In this way, he urged governments and politicians to "work for the common good", take care of "listening alone to the economic elites" and "be servants of the peoples that cry by land, roof, work and a good life" and religious leaders who "never use God's name to encourage wars or state blows."

He also claimed "a basic income (the IBU) or universal salary, so that each person in this world can access the most elementary goods of life", as well as a serious analysis of the reduction of the working day as a redistributive element of the Workload between the population.

At the same time, the Pope demanded "the liberation of the patents" of the vaccines, the condonation of the debt of the poor countries and the cessation of the destruction of "forests, wetlands and mountains", by the large extractive corporations; of the pollution of rivers and seas, and of the poisoning "of peoples and food".

Also requested that the powerful countries cease the aggressions: "Not to neocolonialism," he said, and added that the UN must be the instance to resolve conflicts because "we have already seen how interventions, invasions and unilateral occupations are over. They do under the most noble motives or clothes. "

He also referred to "The protests for the death of George Floyd". "It is clear that this type of reactions against social, racial or macho injustice can be manipulated or instrumented" but "that movement did not go straight when he saw the wound of human dignity hit by such abuse of power."

He mentioned "concrete measures that perhaps allow some significant changes," such as "urban integration, family farming, popular economy. To these, who still require continuing working together to specify them, I would like to add two more: the universal salary and the Reduction of the work day ".

Updated Date: 17 October 2021, 05:36

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