Schlein appeals to opposition units: “On minimum wage willing to change proposal”

The Pd secretary to Conte, Calenda and Fratoianni: “Let’s meet, let’s work together on the merits against the right”

“A common battle of all oppositions” on minimum salary. Elly Schlein proposes it at the CGIL congress in comparison with Conte, Calenda and Fratoianni. “I’m immediately willing to think about how to change our proposal and how to find a unified proposal”, he says, extending his hand to the other leaders in an attempt to reunite the opposition.

“There are common battles to be carried on together in Parliament and in the country”, the secretary of the Democratic Party punctuates. On the Public health “I read the proposals of the Third Pole and Action with interest and I often spoke with Giuseppe (Conte) and Nicola (Fratoianni). Resources, personnel, care in the territories are needed”.

Then he indicates the whole maneuver of the government (“which has decided to hit the poor rather than poverty”, he articulates) as “grounds on which a common battle can be fought“.

“We must indicate shared land or it’s easy for everyone,” he warns. “Carlo, we were aware that I was trying to steal votes from the right”, said the secretary of the Democratic Party, addressing the leader of Action and then adding: “We are not here to fool each other but to ask ourselves where the thread broke with the 60% who did not go to vote, who did not vote for the right but do not see an opposition. We would like to try to build this alternative.”

“Let’s make an appointment outside, away from the cameras, in the squares, let’s continue like this, we can discuss content and merit together, let’s do it like this, in a room, I prefer not to go out until nightfall and find something to do together rather than let those others win”. Schlein’s invitation, who then anticipates: “Let’s work together with the oppositions for other inspection acts to shed full light”, on the Cutro shipwreck, “we will ask questions in Parliament and in the country”.

Returning then to talk about work, the Dem leader recalls that “Spain demonstrates that a way can be found to break the precariousness”. While ours “is a country in which work has become impoverished and increasingly fragmented and has become increasingly precarious. We will fight for this, we will fight for a minimum wage because below a certain threshold it is no longer possible talk about work but it is only exploitation”, he articulates, confirming the objective on which the party will line up. “We will fight because there are more than 3 million workers who are poor even if they work”, she says, recalling how the theme is the same as yesterday “I felt like bringing to the attention of the president Giorgia Meloni”.

“We can no longer accept this situation especially in the face of high inflation which puts the purchasing power of families at risk. We cannot accept that there are such low wages and therefore alongside the minimum wage there will also be the battle for a law on representation that wipes out pirated contracts and clearly also a battle to finally limit fixed-term contracts that condemn many young people to precariousness”, he lists. And when asked if the proposals will be able to find fertile ground among all the oppositions, he says: “The minimum wage is one of the issues on which the oppositions have presented motions in parliament. We will discuss it”, he concludes.