One step ahead and two back
This could be a new dance if we could not speak about labour
rights and privatization of pubblic services. The decision took yesterday
from the Eu parlamient on the Bolkestein directive will worsen the working
conditions and life conditions of milions of EU citzens and represents a
stumbling block in the
construction of the Social Europe.
We just finished to celebrate the withdrawl of the bad proposal on
the directive on working time and thought to have done a step ahead. We
suddenly made two steps back.
The text approved yesterday worsen the compromise found in
the Parlaminet in the first votation.
The labour rights are included, the directive enlarge the
range of the services involved and for the first time give to the
commission the power of judge in the interpretation for the transposition
of the directive in the different MS.
A majority of deputies from the socialist, popular and
liberal groups voted this text and stopped the left and green amendaments
to emprove the directive.
The votation is a scandal not only for the contents of the
directive but because far away from
the needs and waits of millions of EU citizens who demonstated against it with the vote for the EU
constitution and with the unions in two big demonstrations.
With this vote liberism won and the best part of the EU lost.
All those who wants labour rights, democracy and representativeness of the
people and refuse the power of the economic lobbies and the markets laws
as the only reference in the construction of a political EU.
This vote will help all the kind of racism already present in the
cosntruction of the EU and prevent a real integration.
Now the work to do is in the different MS. We will hope a
big discussion on haw the directive must be stranslated in our country.
The vote of the Italian deputies dontí give us a lot of opportunities
for the future. Fiom will ask to all the social forces and the political
forces to commit themselves completely for keeping the labour rights and
against the privatization of the welfare state.
Roma, 16 novembre 2006