(ANSA) – MILAN, 08 MAR – The basic unitary confederation (CUB) took to the streets in several Italian cities for the general strike proclaimed by the galaxy of grassroots unions on Women’s Day, against gender inequality and war. In Milan there was a garrison and then a procession of workers starting from 9 in Largo Cairoli and from 18 a demonstration in Piazza Duca D’Aosta. Other issues at the center of the agitation include job insecurity, the dismantling of the welfare state, the right to employment and a decent wage, equal wages between male and female workers, the right to housing and a retirement age that I also take into account the burden of domestic work. Among the reasons, as mentioned, also the search for peace to say no to the war due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. And again against the social war “of the rich against the poor”. “We will continue the initiatives against the dismantling of the welfare state – said the national secretary of the CUB, Walter Montagnoli -. The costs of the pandemic, increases due to the energy crisis and now the war risk being downloaded once again on students, workers, temporary workers and retirees.
And to increase the gap between the female and male conditions “. (ANSA).