Beppe Grillo: “The state pays the swabs to the workers”. But Orlando is opposed
“On the green pass we need pacification”. This was stated by Beppe Grillo, who in a post on his blog he explained “as a good accountant” why it would be better to make tampons free for those who work. A proposal launched by the founder of the 5 Star Movement in view of the entry into force of the obligation of the green pass to be borne by all public and private workers on Friday 15 October, which however met with the clear opposition of the Minister of Labor, the Deputy Secretary of the Democratic Party Andrea Orlando.
“I have always had a passion for numbers and so, as a good accountant, in recent days I have taken a pen and paper and jotted down some notes that I want to share with you”, said Grillo in his post, explaining the calculations that lead to an estimate of “3-3.5 million [di lavoratori senza vaccino], out of 23 million workers, about 13% -15% “. “If the State decided, as desirable, to pay the tampons to enter the company, for these workers, it would take about 1 billion euros until December 2021”, says Grillo, proposing to have the cost of the tampons anticipated by companies, then reimbursed by INPS, “as generally happens for ordinary layoffs on the payment of company contributions”.
Grillo’s idea to contribute to the “pacification” of the debate was immediately rejected by the Minister of Labor Orlando, who spoke of the wrong message. “I have always said one thing, it seems reasonable to me to think of all possible forms of control, but making the tampon free basically means saying that those who have been vaccinated are wrong,” said the former Minister of Justice. “I think instead that we must say that those who go to work and those who are not yet convinced can also have a partially different treatment than those who do not have to go to work”.