No work during public holidays
Sunday 1st November national day of struggle
People without Sundays, the invisible workers of malls and shops, they have no choice. They cannot decide what to do, even on Sundays. They cannot decide how to spend this day usually dedicated to social, the rest, the reflection, the culture, the sports or to stay at home with the family. In Italy more than three million men and women are condemned, by government decrees and EU diktats, to spend their public holidays and Sunday at work, often in the shopping malls. The biggest companies in the commercial sector day by day impose job relationship more brutal between workers and owners.
The employer's associations are proposing new contracts in which the Sunday, or the public holidays become a working days, abolishing the extra pay for Sundays and public holidays and reducing the usual days of rest.
National governments and the EU are supporting the wishes of the commercial companies, through laws that reduce wages, the holidays, the rest for disease and the weekly rest.
It 'an idea of society in which the life of a human being is closely related to the company machine and to the profits.
It's an idea that dehumanizes, it's even more absurd in a time of economic crisis with an high level of unemployment and the constant contraction of consumptions.
The commercial sector is a paradigm of our society and of a system that is going to the collapse.
The USB is organizing, from years, the workers against this model of exploitation, calling demonstrations, sit in in the streets and in the malls.
The next Sunday, November 1 will again be a day of fight, commercial center workers and citizens, social movements will be together to USB in a national day of protest against the work on Sunday and during the holidays.
We know this is not an Italian or a European matter, many of the class-oriented trade unions are conducting a similar struggle. In many cases the big companies of the shopping center are the same.
In this moment it is very important to express and to receive solidarity and exchanging and strengthening class solidarity between the workers.
Right salary for a stable and safe work
For Sundays and holidays free by work
We will not to be the slave of 21th century
USB International Office
USB Commerce Sector workers