USB: a new story has begun in Rome!
Unione Sindacale di Base
Five thousand workers took part this afternoon in Rome in the national demonstration called by the Unione Sindacale di Base, at the same time as the strike of the “workers’ variant”, proclaimed in all Italian productive sectors, from industry to logistics, agriculture and ports.
“Lower your weapons, raise your wages” was the watchword on the opening banner of the procession, a precise request to the government and employers at a time of crisis already worsened by the pandemic and further worsened by a war that is being ridden to cut the welfare state, from school to health.
In Piazza della Repubblica, Simona Suriano and Yana Ehm, MPs, who brought ManifestA’s solidarity, kicked off the event, which was followed by speeches by workers from companies all over Italy. The conclusion, in Piazza Madonna di Loreto, was entrusted to Sasha Colautti, of the USB Private Labour Executive. Together with USB, Asia and the housing movements and delegations from Potere al Popolo, Rifondazione Comunista, PCI and Rete dei Comunisti also took to the streets.
There was also a large contingent of students, who had demonstrated in the morning at the Ministry of Education together with the Genoa dockers. Today the workers are calling for a social alliance with the students and with all those parts of society, starting with the rest of the working world but also with the many poverty groups increasing in the country, who are suffering from the policies of war and the generalised increase in prices.
Today in Rome, a new story has begun, in which the working world is calling for a broad social convergence against exploitation and the high cost of living, for the revival of wages and pensions, in defence of the environment and the territory and to take Italy out of the war.
This is the message that the ‘workers’ variant’ launched today from the demonstration in Rome.