Eyes on Mario Draghi, who called the so-called control room at Palazzo Chigi for today at 5.30 pm. The Prime Minister will try to dissolve the political issues with the chief delegation ministers of the majority, starting with that on the reform of justice. But it is likely that there is also talk of layoffs, in view of the decree law that the council of ministers should approve on Wednesday, just in time to intervene with a new extension, but this time selective, of the ban on dismissals, which otherwise for industrial companies and construction would expire on Wednesday 30 June. Selective extension means that it should only concern the sectors most in crisis, namely the textile, clothing and footwear sectors, which are also those that, in manufacturing, have the highest levels of layoff workers (about one out of three).
The unions continue to push for a general extension of the block until the end of October, to align industry and construction with the tertiary sector and small businesses for which the block is expected to expire on 31 October. But the premier is not of this opinion. The League is for selective extension. Most moved to union positions are Pd, 5 Stars and above all Leu. On the other hand, Forza Italia and Italia viva are more in favor of overcoming the blockade. It will be up to Draghi, as on other occasions, to mediate. Unions are particularly concerned about those industrial companies in great difficulty, such as Whirlpool, which may not wait a minute after the blockade ends and send hundreds of dismissal letters. For this reason the CGIL, CISL and UIL hope that the hypothesis of including in the extension of the block also the companies subject to the 85 crisis tables opened at the Ministry of Economic Development will be considered. But government technicians point out that this crisis table cannot be taken as a legal category. We then return to thinking about the hypothesis of expanding the audience to companies with a sharp drop in turnover.
But there will not be in the decree only the rules on dismissals. The measure could use 3-4 billion euro left over from the funds set aside for non-repayable contributions to VAT numbers. It should take an extra month, until July 31, for the municipalities to approve the tariffs of the Tari (waste tax). Also at stake is the extension until 31 August of the block of collection activities and the dispatch of tax bills, and the postponement to the end of September of the payment of the installments of the Scrapping ter and of the Balance and excerpt. The refinancing of the Sabatini law (incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises that renew machinery and equipment) is also under discussion.