The leaders of Faib-Confesercenti, Fegica and Figisc/Anisa-Confcommercio have proclaimed, for the days of 25 and 26 January, the first strike action, with a garrison under Montecitorio. It is a response to the measures launched on Tuesday by the CDM on the transparency of fuel prices
January 12, 2023
“To put an end to this ‘wave of mud’ against a category of honest workers and try to restore the truth, the managers’ associations, together, have taken the decision to proclaim the state of agitation of the Category, throughout the network; of launch a counter-information campaign on the plants and proclaim, for the days of 25 and 26 January 2023, a first strike action, with a garrison under Montecitorio”.
This can be read in a note from Faib-Confesercenti, Fegica, Figisc-Confcommercio. The strike is scheduled from 19.00 on 24 January 2023 to 07.00 on 27 January 2023.
“The Government – reads the note from the three organizations – increases the price of fuel and unloads the responsibility on the Managers who become the recipients of insults and insults from exasperated motorists. A shameful media campaign has been launched against the category. So it was a state of agitation has been declared throughout the network and a strike against the behavior of the government is announced. A garrison under Montecitorio is announced. The traffickers of illegality who operate in tax and social security evasion and who embezzle over 13 billion euros from the Treasury are beatified. ‘year. To put an end to this “wave of mud” against a Category of honest workers and try to restore the truth, the Associations of Managers, together, have taken the decision to proclaim the state of agitation of the Category, throughout the network ; to launch a counter-information campaign on the plants and proclaim, for the days of 25 and 26 January 2023, a first strike action, with garrison under Deputies.
The impression that the category has drawn from this story is that of an Executive looking for resources to cover its political responsibilities, without even having the courage to put its face on the choices made and knowing full well that the Customs Agency, the Mimit and the Revenue Agency already have the knowledge and availability of data on movement, fuel prices and the reliability of daily communications provided by the category. It is a media scam to which the category organizations intend to give answers with the mobilization of the managers”. In the communication to the Commission for Guaranteeing the Implementation of the law on the strike in essential public services, the organizations speak of “irresponsible political actions of unusual gravity against an entire category of honest economic operators who base their activity on a fixed margin per liter of 3 gross cents per litre, guaranteeing the State, at their own risk and peril, in some cases of life, an income of around 40 billion the year of revenue”.
The decision of the petrol station attendants to declare a two-day strike is equivalent to “an act of war against consumers, an absurd and unmotivated protest which leads us today to present an urgent request to the Guarantor for strikes to block the mobilization of operators”. The writes it Codacons. “With the strike, the petrol station operators seem to demonstrate that they do not like the transparency on fuel prices decided by the Government through the decree approved by the Council of Ministers, and that they want to defend the shadows and ambiguities that invest the sector. – says Codacons – A strike that damages only consumers, already victims of excessive pump price lists and the rise in excise duties that started on January 1. For this reason, Codacons is today presenting an application to the Strike Guarantee Commission, asking to block the protest of petrol stations and to sanction any mobilization harmful to users’ rights”.