The entry into force of the obligation to green pass access to the workplace seems to take place under the most ominous omens: among the most feared effects is the emergence of some categories of workers who have very high percentages of unvaccinated internally. Among these are the dockers. According to trade unions and authorities, in fact, among the workers of the Italian ports there would be about 20 percent of unvaccinated. This figure is almost in line with the national one which, however, is worrying for the strategic importance of the logistics sector. Hence the circular from the Ministry of the Interior, in which it is recommended to provide free tests for personnel without green certification.
The note from the Interior Ministry, sent to the prefects, comes after an inter-ministerial coordination meeting convened by the Prime Minister precisely on the issue. For the fear that a “possible incidence of possible defections due to the lack of Green Passes could cause a serious compromise in the operations of the airports and equally critical consequences for the sector and for the related economic induced”, the Ministry of the Interior urges operators of the logistics chain in the port area to make “free rapid molecular or antigenic tests available to personnel without Green Pass”.
For the port of Trieste the percentage of unvaccinated rises to 40% where dockers declare war on the green pass: they have been threatening an all-out strike from 15 October if the government does not take a step back and also reject free tampons. It follows that the economic operators operating in the port sector “will be able to evaluate, in full autonomy, every possible organizational modality for the purpose of acquiring the green pass by employees who do not have it”, as stated in the circular signed by the head of cabinet Bruno Frattasi.
The same president of the regional council of Friuli Venezia Giulia Piero Mauro Zanin expressed their doubts. “The willingness of the companies operating in the port of Trieste to pay tampons for workers who do not yet have the Green Pass, although it can be shared with a view to solving a contingent problem, however, risks creating two weights and two measures between the different sectors economic, and this would be a serious mistake ”, he declared, as reported by Repubblica. A solution, the one advanced by the Interior Ministry, defined as “inappropriate and contradictory” by the representatives of the Democratic Party Andrea Romano And Davide Gariglio, members of the Transport Committee.
“Quick and free swabs for workers (from the port of Trieste) without a green pass, to avoid problems,” he says Lamorgese. “Ah, but so it can be done! And for the other millions of workers instead zero? Instead of businesses, the state should be contributing. Inadequate ”, was the outburst of the leader of the League Matteo Salvini.