The Five Stars Movement is on the road
For the people between the people
Palermo, Friday 6th of March, 2015
The Five Stars Movement(M5S) has recently suffered a blow in the latest polls but it is one of the few opposition political parties that are keeping the promise to bring back the power to the people.
Luigi Di Maio, the Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies in the Italian Parliament and politician of the five stars movement, was in Palermo yesterday to attend various meet-ups with representatives of the call center Almaviva Contact’s workers and with a delegation of the Consap, one of the police force’s trade unions.
Luigi Di Maio gives words of support to the workers
The employees of the call center Almaviva Contact (Related bolg post) are still trying to let their voices be heard by politicians and the media in regard to their unstable working situation. The presence of Di Maio and his movement showed that something is moving and that the news has reached the highest Floors.
The workers of the call center Almaviva and their family are at risk of loosing their only source of income because an unsustainable contractual regulation between call centers and telecommunication companies, that promote jobs cuts and the relocation of companies that are looking to save money on wages. Although Almaviva is one of the company who has never relocated is now forced to review the terms of their contracts with company such as Wind, Vodafone, Alitalia and Sky who are bidding to secure deals at lower price. Di Maio has reassured the workers that the movement five stars will monitor the situation and will go through every possible path to find a definite solution.
The police force meet the population
In the afternoon, the local group of the movement and the Consap trade union met with the population in the great hall of Palermo’s school of law. Luigi Di Maio and the member of the Parliament and of the Antimafia commission Riccardo Nuti both members of the five stars movement, led the session. The open and democratic confrontation between the police force and the citizens who were invited to ask questions and propose ideas with the aim of promoting a stable partnership between the representatives of the State and its people. This event was also a perfect opportunity for the policemen, who had the chance to clarify and cool down strong criticisms raised against them in regard to recent incidents where police officers were accused of being heavy handed during public protests. “ People make mistakes and we all are humans. We distance ourselves from deplorable actions, always”, “ Even, although the medias are not helping by showing only one side of the ‘barricades’. People can not see the molotovs, stones and any sort of things that groups of protesters throw at us”. “We are like you, Italian citizens” this was the message of the police to the people present at the event. “We pay taxes as you do and we are struggling as you do to support our families” “ but, we have a difficult job and we have to respect our oath. We sworn on the Italian Constitution to protect the country and its people at risk of our own life”. Is this war between poor? The present government of the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has cut so much money to the police forces that they are not able anymore to guarantee a capillary presence in the territory and a quick enough response in case of need, while the military is investing billions of Euros in the harshly criticized F35 bombers.