The leader of the protest against the passport Covid in Italy: There are no blockages, who wants to work does it

Italy has applied from today the obligation to present the sanitary pass to be able to enter the workplace, which consists of anticovid vaccination or a negativ

The leader of the protest against the passport Covid in Italy: There are no blockages, who wants to work does it

Italy has applied from today the obligation to present the sanitary pass to be able to enter the workplace, which consists of anticovid vaccination or a negative test, something that most companies have accepted while in some sectors, such as carriers or the Stepadores, have announced strikes and protests.

The date of October 15, today, for the application of this measure had been announced for a long time, but the tensions have been accumulated in recent days, especially before the refusal of the Mario Draghi Government of Sean Tests Anticovid For workers who have decided not to vaccinate.

The figure of people vaccinated and recovered from the infection exceeds 90% and more than 80% of Italians have been vaccinated, but close to 10% of workers have not been vaccinated and many protest for having to pay for the test, which costs 15 euros, every 48 hours.

There are tensions especially in some ports such as Trieste, where the stevedores have announced mobilizations that could cause a stop in the logistics sector since the percentage of unvaccinated employees is about 40%.

"There are no blockages, who wants to work does it," said Stefano Puzzer, leader of the protest against the Sanitary Pass in the port of Trieste, reducing the tensions that had been announced.

However, Trieste's stevedores, one of the main ports of the Northeast, threatened before the Protest Conference with blocking activity, while interruptions in road transport are possible.

Ivano Russo, Director General of Confector, the Italian General Confederation of Transport and Logistics, an Association of Employers, told France Presse than a total of 900,000 truck drivers, messengers and warehouse workers, "between 25 and 30 % "do not have a health card.

The Government has offered free trials to Trieste stevedores, while some terminal operators from the Port of Genoa are offered to pay them themselves.

"The true problem of the Green Pass for the Port of Genoa, and in general for all ports, it will be road transport," said Roberto Gulli, of the UIL union, which was predicted that today "could there be chaos".

Anyone who has not been vaccinated or recently cured of Covid-19 must show his employer a negative test he has paid, or risks to be declared absent from work and to which the salary is removed.

Today will also pay attention to how companies will manage absences derived from employees who do not access the workplace.

The public sector workers will be sanctioned without salary on the fifth day of absence for not presenting the sanitary pass, while private ones from the first day.

Several demonstrations and concentrations against the health certificate have also been organized. The most important will be in Rome, where more than 1,000 agents have been mobilized after altercations last weekend due to the infiltration of neo-fascists that assaulted the headquarters of the CGIL union.

In Spain, the unions CCOO and UGT will concentrate this Friday in all the provincial capitals to show their "solidarity" with the CGIL Italian union after the attack on its headquarters in Rome perpetrated by fascist groups last Saturday.

The Government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi has defended the Sanitary Pass as a way to avoid new closures in Italy, one of the European countries most affected by the pandemic of Coronavirus, who has killed more than 130,000 people and has dropped his GDP a 8.9% in 2020.

The vaccination program has kept low infection rates and it is expected that Italy grows 5.8% this year, according to the latest FMI forecasts.

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 03:57

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