“I’ve never given availability for a two-way meeting, it’s a proposal made by all the oppositions. Which is a value to be preserved. Then of course, if the secretaries of the other parties thought they weren’t coming, I’d go anyway” , said the leader of Action in an interview with La Repubblica
“From the contacts I’ve had, I believe he will receive us before the summer break to discuss the minimum wage”, said the leader of Action, Carlo Calenda, in an interview with La Repubblica, in which he announced the meeting of the opposition with the president of the council Giorgia Meloni to talk about the law on the minimum wage.
Calenda: “The minimum wage also serves majority voters”
“I have never given availability for a two-way meeting, it is a proposal made by all the oppositions. Which is a value to be preserved – added Calenda – Then of course, if the secretaries of the other parties decide not to come, I would go anyway. It must be recognized that the majority withdrew the suppressive amendment of our text and was open to dialogue”.
Is that of the government a real opening? “Why shouldn’t I trust him? The center-right has the problem at the moment – replies Calenda – it is clear to the whole country that the minimum wage is needed, even to the voters of the current majority. And it is urgent not only to fight inflation , but also because the 500,000 people whose basic income will be deprived must be able to find a decently paid job. They cannot add to the 5 million already in working poverty”.
“Too many contracts that do not guarantee a decent salary”
For Calenda, the proposal on the minimum wage of the oppositions is “a very valid solution, otherwise I would not have signed it. And then we will listen to you, if you have other ideas I imagine you will tell us. But starting from an indisputable fact: in Italy they are starting there are too many contracts that do not guarantee a worthy salary. Leaving things as they are is no longer tolerable”. Do you expect Meloni to be convinced? “In the meantime, I expect you to listen to us, give us your orientation and in September present us with something that is very close to the minimum wage, which however will not be called by this name because in Italy everything that the opposition proposes to the majority must be thrown away, and vice versa. In this we are an immature political system”.