Not a day goes by that the various Meloni, Salvini and Tajani do not throw themselves out against the Citizenship Income, a measure of civility wanted by the Five Star Movement in support of the most fragile subjects, with no income at the end of the month, and of all those poor workers who they fail to put together a decent wage.

Basic income.  The flop of active policies is the fault of the Regions

The instrumental attacks on citizenship income are based on various fake news

The instrumental attacks are based on various fake news. From the existence of a correlation between vacant posts and subsidy to the failure of the instrument on the active policy front. If, however, the citizen’s income – although only a third of its recipients are employable – struggles on the front of the insertion in the labor market of those who receive it, it is not the fault of the M5S who studied this measure of civilization, nor of the navigators but of the Governors who answer precisely to the various Meloni, Salvini and Tajani. In fact, if the Employment Centers do not work, it is because the Regions, with center-right or Democratic leadership, have not proceeded with the recruitment of personnel to which they were instead required.

Yesterday, in the Chamber, responding to a question from the M5S about the progress of the Employment Center enhancement plan, envisaged by the law establishing the Citizenship Income, the undersecretary Ivan Scalfarotto provided data – which the pentastellato deputy Davide Aiello denounces – “arouse astonishment”.

The undersecretary explained that, as of 18 May, the Regions had hired only 3,440 of the 11,600 new operators planned. In practice, about a quarter of the overall hiring plan that the same Regions should have concluded by 2021. “There is no doubt that the pandemic represented an obstacle – argues Aiello – but if two Regions have not yet made any insertion, it means that there is it is a profound problem that the Government, through the competent ministries, must face and resolve as soon as possible “.

In fact, not only the success of the ‘phase 2’ of the Income passes from the strengthening of the Employment Centers, but also the grounding of the labor market reforms envisaged by the NRP. So if the citizen’s income suffers from a deficit in terms of active policies, it is not the fault of those bad guys who introduced and studied it but of all those regions that continue to boycott it.

And one of these that has not made any recruitment is Sicily led by Nello Musumeci, with all due respect to Giorgia Meloni. In these hours the controversy broke out over the flop in the competition for graduates from the Sicilian Region. The call for the personnel of the Employment Centers saw the adhesion of almost 60 thousand candidates and only 200 suitable out of 537 places available.

“The preselection based on qualifications decided by the Region closed the doors to many qualified young people. It would have been appropriate – he explained Roberta Alaimodeputy M5S – have all candidates take the written test and only then calculate the scores for the rankings “.

The introduction of the DRC had the aim of revolutionizing the employment centers as well

To shed some light, it should be said that the reform that introduced the Citizenship Income in Italy had the aim of revolutionizing the employment centers as well. What else are the former public employment offices, created in 1997, to facilitate the meeting between supply and demand of work. For almost 20 years they have been the subject of reforms which, however, have failed to achieve the goal: to help people find jobs.

All governments have tried, from 1997 onwards, but without success: first delegating the competences in the field of CPI management to the Regions, then opening up to competition with temporary agencies, finally creating a new body: the National Agency for active labor policies (Anpal). But no one has invested in either infrastructure or personnel. And this mainly because Italy has always devolved just 0.05% of its Gross Domestic Product per year to employment services, against 0.36% in Germany or 0.25% in France.

When the M5S came to the government in 2018, the CPI had just 8,000 employees in 552 offices across Italy. Numbers far from those of Germany (which numbered 100,000) or France (54,000). Thus, before the NRR, which allocated 5 billion for this purpose, the M5S had intervened, allocating one billion for infrastructure and recruitment, and arrive by 2021, about 20,000 employees, entrusting the Regions with the task of initiating public selections. To the Regions, in fact.

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