27.03.2020 – 18.47 – A memorandum of understanding was signed today between the prefectures of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Chambers of Commerce of the region, Confindustria (Udine and Northern Adriatic) and the trade unions (Cgil, Cisl, Ugl, Uil) concerning the conditions for the continuation of production activities after the “close Italy” decree issued by the President of the Council of Ministers, Giuseppe Conte, on March 22.
In fact, most of the production companies in the region are already still since March 25, but it is necessary to verify at the same time both that they actually are and that there is not a company that must necessarily remain operational because it is part of a production chain that benefits one of the activities considered essential.
In the artisan sector, there have been reports of irregular artisans continuing their activity while the authorized artisan company was already still.
Following the agreement, the “Guardia di Finanza” will now carry out checks on this range of situations; the aim, as explained by the Prefect of Trieste, Valerio Valenti, is to reconcile the need for health protection with the maintenance of the entrepreneurial activities necessary for the system.
The measure, adopted very quickly to the satisfaction of the parties that have signed the agreement, will be expanded in the coming days with the involvement of artisan, trade and services associations.
Those who continued working after March 25th are among the essential services or among the realities that contribute to the functioning of the chain of essential services themselves and who have had to communicate the need to continue the activity or contact the prefecture to obtain authorization.
“The most significant number of requests”, explained Valenti, “came from the provinces of Pordenone and Udine, in the hundreds”, a rather high number.
Less from Trieste and Gorizia.
Those who have submitted a request to continue their activity can do so until the possible stop by the prefecture.
So far, everything is clear and the redundancy fund saves the employees for the moment – in the region in these days, delays in the activation of the measure, and proposals for advance payment of expenses that in reality should be borne by the INPS have been reported by some companies, with consequent requests for explanations from the employers to the unions.
The emerging problem is that of the activities of the tertiary sector that had to close down immediately and that based their operations on tourism, entertainment and consumption.
But other sectors that are in some way related to it, such as clothing have also suffered, notified Federmoda.
The activation of support and credit devices, and the suspension of payments to social security institutions are still extremely urgent.
Traduzione di Michael Guggenbichler