It will be for this fashion of the two Mattei (Renzi and Salvini, twins in the fight against the poor by pretending to fight against poverty) or it will be for this Confindustrial hegemony that seems to have taken root very well in the country but that the INPS on August 6 made it known that the Covid contact quarantine is no longer considered an illness and that therefore the absence is no longer his responsibility seems to have affected little or nothing, just someone who today (19 days later, hurray!) notices the final result of the unfortunate novelty: in the end, the workers will once again pay the consequences, including economic ones, of the health emergency. Always them.
L‘In particular, the Institute clarified that l‘sickness benefit for Covid quarantine cannot be paid for events relating to 2021, but only for the whole of 2020 within the limits of the allocated resources: the 631 million euros provided by the legislator for 2021 have vanished into thin air, without even a plissé from part of the parties, not even those who today are fighting for the free use of tampons to caress the sphincters of people who do not want to be vaccinated.
Just to give an example: TNI Italia (a group of associations born after the first lockdown in the restaurant world) estimates the cost of a possible quarantine on the paycheck at around 600 euros. Who will get this money out?
It is all too easy to guess: the worker, sure. Those who will have to quarantine will presumably have to use holidays and permits, paying out of their own pocket for the protection of their health and that of colleagues and customers, in the name of a new health sovereignty in which getting sick costs.
The novelty also brings with it a further inevitable consequence: who will admit to having had contact with a positive if they are aware that this will lead to an inevitable confrontation with their employer? What is it if not an incitement to silence?
Then there are the traces (which have not been our forte since the beginning of the pandemic) which will inevitably suffer from the new measure. If you disincentive (by reducing holidays, permits to workers) the reporting of contacts with positive risks of seeing the positives increase?
And mind you: all this happens in a world of work still plagued by the pandemic, with party leaders who from their one hundred and twelve star hotels invite us to educate us about suffering, with a “spa bonus” spread at will and with billions of euros on the way from Europe to get out of the pandemic. Don’t you notice that, as usual, there is something wrong?