No stop to the mini-tweaks to the chapter pensions of the maneuver. Which were “stamped” together with all the changes absorbed in the final maxi-amendment of the government, approved by the Senate and destined, in the format of a revised budget bill, to receive the final approval of the Chamber on 29 December.
Ma la State General Accounting launches a real alarm on the effect of exceptions to the original mechanism of the Social Ape. The trigger is represented by the corrective, approved at Palazzo Madama, with which the contribution threshold for access to the Social Pension Advance for the “heavy” job of a construction worker drops from 36 to 32 years.
The fears of the Mef technicians
Threshold also valid for potters, inserted precisely among the wearing activities. The fears and criticisms of the Mef technicians are contained in one of the passages of the technical report of the maxi-amendment, which is also highlighted in the reading sheets of the Montecitorio and Senate study services: “The change introduced, even if of an apparently limited extent, it actually alters the institution of Social waters for workers involved in heavy-duty activities », writes the Accounting Office.
He adds: the tweak “in fact weakens a contribution requirement for access to the pension / benefit advance which should be significantly higher for people who work and are not unemployed”. Not only.
The worry of creating a dangerous precedent
According to the experts of Via XX Settembre, the decision to lower the contribution requirement “for workers employed in a single activity” poses “the conditions for further requests by workers who carry out other activities included in the list of heavy workers”.
In other words, Rgs he fears that the exception for “builders” and potters “will turn into a” dangerous “precedent, with a rush of many categories of heavy work to invoke the same contribution” discount “. And in the technical report it is made clear: “lowering access to social Ape to 32 years of contributions for employment in one or in” heavy “activities will result in the request to include workers involved in strenuous activities in the list of beneficiaries of Ape sociale, with further and significant charges “.
Technical tables on the way
The alarm comes right in the preparation phase of the technical tables proposed by Mario Draghi to trade unions with the aim of identifying possibly shared solutions to reform the law in 2023 Fornero, albeit remaining, at least in the intentions of Palazzo Chigi and the Mef, rigidly within the furrow traced with the contribution system.
Tables which, in the auspices of the CGIL, CISL and UIL, should serve, among other things, to pave the way for a new flexibility in output and also to further strengthen and extend the range of action of the social Ape.
An indication, the latter, already arrived in recent weeks by the Technical Commission on heavy work, chaired by Cesare Damiano, which has repeatedly suggested lowering the contribution threshold for construction workers from 36 to 30 years.
The various amendments
And the amendments to the maneuver presented by various political forces also went in this direction, starting with the Democratic Party. But, in the end, the government agreed to lower the requirement no later than 32 years, with all the reservations made by the Accounting Office. The cost of retouching on “builders” and “potters” was quantified at 2.7 million in 2022, 3.8 in 2023, 3.6 in 2024, 2.6 in 2025, 2 million in 2026, 0.8 million in 2027 and then canceled in 2028.
Overall, the enlargement of the social Ape basin envisaged by the budget law impacts on the accounts for almost 147 million next year (144.1 million, net of the changes voted by the Senate), about 280 million in the following year, after which burdens begin to decline. The audience involved was estimated at 21,200 workers for 2022.