On Thursday 12 May the seventh territorial congress of theItalian Union of Agri-food Works Secretariat Cuneo-Asti.
At the congress they took part as guests Roberto Giobergia by Coldiretti Cuneo, Jessica Cerrato of Confagricoltura Cuneo, Andrea Bornelli president of the VR Cooperative, Fortunato La Spina of Fai Cisl and numerous union leaders of Uila Piemonte.
The UIL Cuneo-Asti secretary was appointed as chairman of the assembly Armando Dagna. Next to him, to complete the presidency table, the outgoing territorial secretary took his place Alberto Battaglino, Daniela Garelli and the national and organizational secretary of UILA Guido Majrone.
In the course of his report, Alberto Battaglino underlined the major criticalities of a moment in which the events of the war between Russia and Ukraine and their tragic consequences add up to the pandemic.
“Right now – Battaglino emphasized – has, perhaps as never before, the task of placing itself next to workers to protect them and defend them from the negative consequences that affect employment and rights with greater force. Our most important enemies are the precariousness of work, the ‘poor work’, the depersonalization of the workforce, a wage dynamic blocked in the face of inflation that is close to 7% causing a dangerous erosion of the purchasing power of wages in many. cases already inadequate. We will have to fight for the increase of social safety nets, for the introduction of anti-precariousness instruments to be financed with the resources produced by a serious fight against tax avoidance and evasion. There are challenges, such as the ecological transition, overcoming the gap between regions, the digital transition, the creation of a highly sustainable production model which, also thanks to the resources of PNRR funds, can be important opportunities to create jobs and rewarding and paid work. . On the other hand, we are still not sure of the evolution of a war that, after 70 years, threatens Europe, of the crisis of raw materials and energy costs and of how we will face the autumn from the point of view of Covid. All this must make the union mature the awareness of closing ranks in the face of heavy unknowns and further moments of uncertainty. A particularly significant responsibility for UILA which today is the first trade union in Italy, Piedmont and Granda for the number of agricultural and food workers who have chosen us to protect their trade union rights “.
Following the interventions of the guests / delegates, the final intervention of the national secretary Guido Majrone, the new territorial board unanimously elected the members of the Territorial Council, the delegates to the Uila Regional Congress and the Uil Territorial Congress.
In conclusion, the Territorial Council confirmed its confidence in Alberto Battaglino as territorial responsible secretary for the next four years. A “generously pink” team will collaborate with him, including the administrative secretary Daniela Marengo and the executives Maria Marella And Maura Beltramino. The organizational secretary completes Alberto Battaglino’s team Giuseppe Meineri.