Flat tax, what happens in salaries: the calculation of the CGIL

Flat tax, what happens in salaries: the calculation of the CGIL
Flat tax, what happens in salaries: the calculation of the CGIL
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Maurizio Landini, leader of the CGIL, lashes out against the Flat Tax proposed in the electoral campaign, does the math to prove the inequity of the law and then relaunches the proposals of the workers’ union for the next five years of government. He does it from the stage of the CGIL delegates’ assembly in Bologna.

“The Flat tax? Anyone can propose it, mind you, and of any idea, it remains that he is making fun of us. – said Maurizio Landini – If you make a single tax, let’s say even at 23% you can do two math: 50% less than the revenue that comes in today will enter; of the current 27 billion it will drop to 12 billion, depleting the resources currently allocated to health care, 7 billion, or to schools, 5 billion “. Then he adds that the worst thing is another, that is that half of that revenue, which will also have decreased, “will go to that 10% of those with the highest income.” Flat tax up to 100 thousand euros: “There must be no competition between jobs but a sense of justice, yes: if two workers earn the same amount, why tax them in two different ways? Raising the Flat Tax from 65,000 euros to 80,000 euros for the self-employed means that the 5,000 euros of taxes they now pay will drop to 1,300 euros while an employee salary of 33,000 will leave 1,300 to the tax authorities “.

The proposals of the CGIL on the subject of work

Thus the union of Italian workers is also making very specific proposals, which look above all to tackle the problems of the bills that will arrive in what many have now renamed the “hot autumn”. “Listen to work”, this is the name of the decalogue that the union has drawn up to address the most pressing issues.

  • Protect and increase the purchasing power of wages and pensions. To intervene at national and European level on the formation of prices. Set a ceiling on your bills. Protect the occupation. Integrate the remuneration of the redundancy fund. Minimum wage linked to the overall salary of the CCNL and the law on representation. Renew contracts, and affirm the centrality of bargaining to ensure rights and participation.
  • No Flat Tax and amnesties, yes to a progressive and redistributive reform. Break down tax evasion and avoidance. Tax extra profits and redistribute them to lower earnings and pensions. Stop to precariousness and reduction of working hours.
  • Overcoming the Jobs Act and the rules that have precarious work, abolishing the types of precarious and underpaid work and introducing a single entry contract with a training content and extending the protections of self-employed workers. Define a new statute of rights for the whole world of work. Plan for full and good employment especially for young people and women. Overcoming the gender and generational gaps.
  • Condition financing and public subsidies by linking them to employment stability and counteracting relocations. Reduction and redistribution of working hours for a new stable employment and for the right to permanent training. The thread of legality and safety at work.
  • Extend compliance with and application of national contracts and social clauses to the entire system of private procurement and subcontracting. Countering the mafias, labor exploitation, illegal hiring and illegal work.
  • No more deaths at work: prevention, training, health and safety guaranteed and payable and tightening of penalties. New social status and citizenship rights.
  • Innovating the public system and investing through an extraordinary plan of public recruitment and stabilization of precarious personnel. Centrality of the public and universal health service and of the public education and knowledge system. Guarantee a universal measure to fight poverty, such as the citizen’s income. Introduce the law on non self-sufficiency. No to differentiated autonomy: guaranteeing the enforceability of rights and accessibility to services in a uniform way in every territory. Inclusive policies and full integration and civil rights for migrant citizens Change immigration legislation.
  • Radically change the social security system by overcoming the Fornero reform and rebuilding a public, solidarity and fair social security system that unifies the generations – guarantee contribution pension – and the different working conditions – burdensome, care work and women – and guarantees flexibility in exit to aged 62 or with 41 years of contributions regardless of age. Development policies and new public intervention.
  • New industrial policies and the establishment of a Development Agency with powers and a special Fund for environmental and digital transitions to strengthen the tools for governing crises and reconversions. National plan for just transitions, environmental and digital to guarantee the protection and continuity of employment, creation of new employment and rights. Strategic plan for energy autonomy with consequent and fundamental acceleration of investments in renewable sources.
  • Recover the territorial and development gaps starting from the South. Redevelopment of large urban suburbs, inland areas and increase public and social housing.

The article is in Italian

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