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(en) sicilia libertaria: Work, battlefield (ca, de, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Sun, 19 Sep 2021 09:28:48 +0300


The world of work is a battlefield. Even if the syndemic has canceled the employment in thousands of small realities of the tertiary sector mainly linked to trade, catering, services, etc., the diktat of the bosses, adopted by the government, was to safeguard production first of all. , or profits, by imposing business continuity on those risky conditions that were used elsewhere as arguments to close any business. ---- Many fronts of strugglethey are on, and they are further inflamed, precisely because of the deterioration of the already bad working conditions. In particular, the situation in logistics, large distribution, transport, agriculture, kept under pressure in the last two years by the need for production not to stop, has seen a resurgence of exploitation, blackmail and physical and verbal violence. . The factories and the many more or less bogus cooperatives, the world of procurement and subcontracting, were at the center of an unprecedented attack with which they tried to extinguish the conflict of a segment of the working class tired of suffering and theater of a series of particularly serious facts, such as the violent charges of the special departments at the Texprint of Prato on 10 March, against workers on strike for 60 days to request 8 hours of work out of 5 days, instead of the 12/14 hours out of 7 days imposed by the bosses. Identical determination in logistics, where very tough fights took place in all FedEx / TNT offices, culminating in violent clashes, arrests, dismissals. And the dealers returned to do their dirty work under the watchful eye of the police, as happened on the night between 10 and 11 June at the Zampieri depot in Tavazzano (Lodi) against the FedEx fired workers in Piacenza or on 16 June against the Texprint workers: an escalation that culminated, as we know, with the death of Adil Belakhdim, manager of SiCobas, chased from a truck that broke the block in front of the Lidl depot in Biandrate (Novara). instead of the 12/14 hours a week imposed by the bosses. Identical determination in logistics, where very tough fights took place in all FedEx / TNT offices, culminating in violent clashes, arrests, dismissals. And the dealers returned to do their dirty work under the watchful eye of the police, as happened on the night between 10 and 11 June at the Zampieri depot in Tavazzano (Lodi) against the FedEx fired workers in Piacenza or on 16 June against the Texprint workers: an escalation that culminated, as we know, with the death of Adil Belakhdim, manager of SiCobas, chased from a truck that broke the block in front of the Lidl depot in Biandrate (Novara). instead of the 12/14 hours a week imposed by the bosses. Identical determination in logistics, where very tough fights took place in all FedEx / TNT offices, culminating in violent clashes, arrests, dismissals. And the dealers returned to do their dirty work under the watchful eye of the police, as happened on the night between 10 and 11 June at the Zampieri depot in Tavazzano (Lodi) against the FedEx fired workers in Piacenza or on 16 June against the Texprint workers: an escalation that culminated, as we know, with the death of Adil Belakhdim, manager of SiCobas, chased from a truck that broke the block in front of the Lidl depot in Biandrate (Novara). away sheets. And the dealers returned to do their dirty work under the watchful eye of the police, as happened on the night between 10 and 11 June at the Zampieri depot in Tavazzano (Lodi) against the FedEx fired workers in Piacenza or on 16 June against the Texprint workers: an escalation that culminated, as we know, with the death of Adil Belakhdim, manager of SiCobas, chased from a truck that broke the block in front of the Lidl depot in Biandrate (Novara). away sheets. And the dealers returned to do their dirty work under the watchful eye of the police, as happened on the night between 10 and 11 June at the Zampieri depot in Tavazzano (Lodi) against the FedEx fired workers in Piacenza or on 16 June against the Texprint workers: an escalation that culminated, as we know, with the death of Adil Belakhdim, manager of SiCobas, chased from a truck that broke the block in front of the Lidl depot in Biandrate (Novara).
Talk about the battlefieldit is not rhetoric. The government, by canceling the already incomplete redundancy block, has opened the doors to another attack on male and female workers; there are dozens of situations such as the GKN in Florence (422 redundant workers), where a simple email or a certified e-mail or even a message on whatsapp was enough to throw hundreds of people into the street, joining the thousands who have been they fight against the closure of historic establishments, such as the Whirlpool in Naples. A very hot front from North to South, from multinational companies to small businesses, where the difficulties that are sometimes objective for the latter are flanked by the relocations of the former to countries where labor is more exploitable, less expensive and above all more subject to the logic of blackmail.
But the battlefield is also the real one made up of victims. In the most critical period for the economy, with many sectors at a standstill, fatal accidents at work, accidents and occupational diseases did not stop at all. In the first 6 months of 2021 alone, 538 workers died at work; but the month of August offered us an almost daily trickle of deaths, even in a period traditionally dedicated to holidays.
Construction and agriculture are still in the lead, but, as we have seen, even the world of factories has not been exempt from the lowering of safety levels linked to the desire to make more profits and not stop production. These are sectors in which the work of migrants, both regular and irregular, is most present, struggling with a radical lack of rights.
Under the guise of the crisis, companies impose forms of wild precariousness and flexibility, increase the pace, stir the specter of layoffs, while the dismantling of public services proceeds at a steady pace, in spite of the much-heralded relaunch. The National Recovery and Resilience Plan has already proved to be a tool to feed large capital and the military sector, while health, education, research and the South as a whole are once again neglected and therefore affected. which sees hundreds of billions of euros deducted in favor of the North.
And among the attacks on male and female workers we cannot fail to mention the pandemic, with the green pass used as a discriminatory element, to blackmail and fire thousands of workers deprived of the freedom to decide freely on their life and health. A qualitative leap in totalitarian terms, which is unprecedented in Italian history if not going back to the years of the fascist purges.
For this reason, the general strike proclaimed by all the basic syndicalism acronyms for 11 October is an opportunity not to be missed; it moves on all the crucial issues that characterize the working and working conditions: blocking layoffs, reduction of working hours, wage increases, free social services, contrasting precariousness, relaunching investments in schools, health care, transport , against the project of differentiated autonomy, to break the monopoly of concertative trade union organizations, for the right to strike and the abolition of Salvini decrees, for the strengthening of security and the role of the RLS, for the protection of immigrant workers and the residence for all, against the release of evictions for the reuse of abandoned public assets; against any gender discrimination; for the protection of the environment, the blocking of harmful productions and large speculative works; against the G-20 in Rome.
We note that once again the theme of the drastic cut in military spending has been omitted, and we consider this a serious gap and a deficit of perspective; just as there is no reference to the issue of the mandatory green pass, perhaps because it is still too divisive. But it is no longer the time to put aside courage. We all know that a day of national struggle is only a moment, very symbolic as it is important, of the confrontation with the government and capital. But it is a signal that must be given at all costs. The conflict, however, must be every day and spread over the whole territory; it must be able to break the boundaries of the system if it is to succeed in affirming the claims of the exploited.

Pippo Gurrieri

http://www.sicilialibertaria.it/2021/09/15/lavoro-campo-di-battaglia/
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