The Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, phoned today the General Secretary of the CGIL, Maurizio Landini, to express to him and to the entire union the full solidarity of the Government for the assault that took place today on the Rome office. Trade unions are a fundamental defense of democracy and workers’ rights. Any intimidation against them is unacceptable and must be rejected with absolute firmness.
The President also condemns the violence that took place today in various Italian cities. The right to express one’s ideas can never degenerate into acts of aggression and intimidation. The Government continues its commitment to complete the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 and thanks the millions of Italians who have already joined with conviction and civic sense. On the same wavelength as the premier, the head of state, Sergio Mattarella, calls the secretary of the CGIL Landini to express solidarity and condemn the violence.