The salary of Alitalia employees has slipped. The EU should give the green light to the third tranche of Covid refreshments. And not only. Here is the latest news on the airline
The salary of Alitalia employees has slipped. The green light to Covid refreshment points has not yet arrived from Brussels, and while waiting for the fate of the airline to be decided, the company coffers are empty.
A meeting between Mise, Mit and Mef has been set for February 26 to analyze (and perhaps decide) the future of the aeronautical group. Let's go step by step.
THE SALARY OF THE EMPLOYEES OF ALITALIA SLITTA
Let's start with the facts. The extraordinary commissioner of the company, Giuseppe Leogrande, to the unions, that the employees will receive the salary of February, late on March 2. Advances from the redundancy fund are excluded, up to last month advanced by the commissioner management.
BRUSSELS DOES NOT AUTHORIZE COVID RESTAURANTS FOR ALITALIA
There is no money to pay wages. The airline's coffers have almost emptied, while the green light to Covid refreshments has not yet arrived from Brussels. The third tranche would be missing, ie the last part of the 350 million euros, equal to 55 million, of relief linked to the emergency.
TRADE UNIONS ASK FOR THE GOVERNMENT'S INTERVENTION
And to urge its arrival, according to the unions, should be the Government.
"The task of the new government is to make Europe understand that the authorization for the provision of compensation for Covid damages is functional to the payment of salaries and suppliers of the old Alitalia until the birth of the new national airline, whose process must be accelerated ”, Affirm the general secretary of Uiltrasporti, Claudio Tarlazzi, and the national secretary for air transport, Ivan Viglietti, according to what Ansa reports .
Even Fnta, which includes pilots and flight attendants from Anpac, Anpav and Anp, calls for an "immediate" intervention from the government, albeit aware that the 55 million refreshments will not be enough for the company's future.
THE DELAY OF SALARY INTEGRATIONS
The salary supplements paid by the Sector Fund – Inps are also late. In fact, the Social Security Institute "has not yet initiated" the already approved disbursements of the integrations of the Air Transport Solidarity Fund which integrates up to 80% of the salary, for the Cigs Alitalia of November 2020, and subsequent months, " due to internal investigations about the reference period on which the integration of salaries is calculated ”, denounce Filt-Cgil, Fit-Cisl, Uiltrasporti and Ugl Air Transport.
THE EVENT ON MARCH 1
Therefore, delays upon delays are expected.
And this is why the trade unions have called a demonstration for 1 March under the INPS offices in Rome.
“We will strongly represent to the government, the Ministry of Labor and the INPS the gravity of the situation which is now unsustainable for thousands of workers and their families”, affirm the unions.
“The immediate opening of a discussion table that can find concrete solutions and guarantee the continuity of payments”. In fact, “it is not permissible to leave over eleven thousand families without income for a mere bureaucratic quibble”, the unions denounce.
MEETING OF MISE-MIT-MEF
What will something change on February 26?
A meeting has been set for that day between Ministries of Economic Development, Transport and the Economy to discuss the Alitalia dossier . Ministers Giancarlo Giorgetti and Enrico Giovannini will sit at the table to decide on the airline. Perhaps, however, the presence of the minister Daniele Franco.
This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/smartcity/tutte-le-nuove-turbolenze-in-alitalia/ on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:26:57 +0000.