The president of the Patronato: “We trust in Durigon’s reassurances but we will press him”
“We certainly trust in the reassurances that were made by the Undersecretary of Labour, Claudio Durigon, who defined 2024 as the year of the reform of patronages. We will obviously press him because we are determined to face the challenge we face and the objective is that of quality, of the development of our activities, which are fundamental proximity activities. And then we hope that there will be a discussion on the resources: on the qualification of those that exist, on the possibility of probably adding others, to ensure that the individual protection can be a qualifying element of a welfare system which, with all the existing difficulties, is able to reach the last few”. Thus, interviewed by Adnkronos/Labitalia, Michele Pagliaro, president of the Inca CGIL patronage, on the reform of the patronages.
Pagliaro recalled that “the Institute of patronage exists only in Italy: we are governed by legislation, which is law 152 of 2001, which after approximately 23 years needs ‘maintenance’. I believe that the element of protection individual today is an element that qualifies the welfare of our country and I think that the need for a reform, to adapt the conditions that have changed in recent decades, can no longer be postponed”. And President Inca recalled the availability announced by the government: “On several occasions we had the opportunity to meet Undersecretary Durigon, who highlighted on behalf of the government the need to intervene on the Patronage system. An assurance that was given also last November 8th on the occasion of the presentation of the Inca Social Report”.
“We think – added Pagliaro – that after about 23 years we need to intervene on a series of issues. The first obviously is that attributable to quality. Today the individual protection system in Italy is called upon to respond in a thousand ways within a welfare which is constantly changing and within a territory which is very complicated”, he underlined. “Today we talk about differentiated autonomy – he concluded – but we are recording a condition in which 60% of the Italian territory, and which involves something like 23% of the population, is a fragile territory, in which even institutional safeguards are lacking For us, for our system, which is a proximity system, the element of the territory, of the garrison, is an element that qualifies our action”.