After the amnesty for laborers and carers (which due to the enormous bureaucratic effort and the numbers is to be considered a flop), an ad hoc decree could arrive for truck drivers. In Italy there are fewer and fewer of them and currently the logistics sector needs 17,000 people to be employed for road transport.
To do the accounts is the “Il Sole 24ore” that launches the proposal of Anita, the association of Confindustria that represents road haulage companies. “Fewer and fewer young Italians want to get behind the wheel of a truck. So why not try it with those coming from abroad and looking for a job in our country ”. The idea is to dedicate a quota to drivers in the flows decree.
Il Sole24Ore reports the report of the German trade union DSLY: 30 thousand drivers leave the profession every year, while only 2 thousand operators obtain, every year, a professional qualification as drivers of heavy vehicles. So in Germany, but in Italy the dynamics are similar. And therefore Anita’s proposal. “Freight transport was initially excluded from the flows decree. Then he was admitted, but together with other sectors – explains the president of Anita, Thomas Baumgartner-. However, the logistics quota was immediately exhausted by the other sectors. We ask for a quota reserved exclusively for drivers of heavy vehicles “.
In the meantime, the Lombardy Region has launched the Training for Employment program, with an allocation of five million euros for contributions to the training and hiring of skilled workers. These include industrial vehicle drivers, who obtain a professional contribution for the Qualification Card.
“The lack of Italian drivers, as of specialized technical personnel, he has pushed Fai in recent years to promote public policies in Brussels and Italy to deal with the high cost of training courses ”, comments Paolo Uggè, president of Fai Conftrasporto. “We are happy that President Fontana and Councilor Rizzoli have embraced our proposal, which will bring new youth employment in a fundamental sector such as transport and logistics. Special thanks to the president of the Transport Commission Claudia Carzeri, who has undertaken to follow our proposals during the legislative activity. We will ask all Regions to ensure the same conditions for road transport from Lombardy ”.