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Unimpresa: “With the “dignity” decree the costs for companies go up. Stakes to renewals. The national councillor Assi: rules to be canceled immediately, more flexibility is needed to guarantee greater employment, companies pushed to the black “.

For fixed-term employment contracts there is an increase in social security contributions of 0.5%, a ceiling of 12 months without cause and a maximum of four renewals. These are some of the limits introduced by the Dignity Decree that, in fact, are limiting the creation of new jobs, pushing more and more small and medium-sized enterprises to forms of “illegal” employment. This is what the national councilor of Unimpresa, Giovanni Assi, denounces in a document published on the association’s website.

According to the national councilor of Unimpresa “the latest Istat data released in these days continue to show a sick labor market that signal us compared to February 2020, the last month before the beginning of the pandemic, a number of employees lower than over 700 thousand units waiting to see the effects of the end of the block of dismissals and in which the only positive signs come (albeit in a timid way) from the use of the employment contract to fixed term: from January to May there were 180 thousand more people at work and are almost and exclusively on fixed-term contracts. We are in a climate of great uncertainty where on the one hand our companies live with satisfaction the start of a new economic phase in strong rise but on the other hand no one forgets what happened last year when, with the end of summer and the arrival of the autumn season and the reopening of schools and offices, we fell back into the pandemic nightmare. Finally, to increase the state of uncertainty contribute the statements of Minister Speranza on the particularly insidious Delta variant and the almost non-existence of active policies put in place by the latest decrees that have not in the least encouraged the use of stabilization. And again: the reemployment contract that established an embarrassing six-month relief, as usual subject to the authorization of the EU Commission, which will arrive who knows how many and how many months, in the face of permanent hires ┬╗.

In the opinion of Assi “the only possible solution for companies is the use of flexible types of work that allow companies and workers to resume work by monitoring the progress of work (and the pandemic) by extending contracts from time to time. It is therefore essential to eliminate all those unnecessary limitations that The Decree Law 87 of 2018 converted by Law 96 of 2018 has inserted and that already in fact, in a very very timid and partial way, in the pandemic period have been suspended, a clear signal that no one believes in this “dignity” decree anymore, we might as well eliminate it immediately and totally. Restrictions that already in the pre-pandemic era had proved to be absolutely inadequate having as its only result that of “expelling” from the labor market those resources that reached the limits and above all encouraging the use of undeclared work due also to the inexplicable increase in labor costs. Yes, because the “dignity” decree, among other limitations, has not only reduced the duration (maximum 12 months without cause), simultaneously reducing the number of contracts that can be extended to only four, but has also increased the cost of labor already so high with an additional 0.50% of INPS contribution for each renewal. Therefore, the Minister of Labor Orlando is asked not to hesitate any longer and really start with courage the era of reforms, the serious ones of work, definitively ceasing the era of “buffer” interventions made exclusively of passive policies and trade union compromises that have confirmed our country at the bottom of the international ranking for youth unemployment rate (31.7%), thus finally opening us to a new season made of a modern, flexible and competitive labor market┬╗.