To the attention of : Pier Paolo Leonardi, General Secretary of USB, Italy/ WFTU Presidential Council member

Dear comrade Pier Paolo,
Dear comrades of USB – Italy,

On the behalf of the World Federation of Trade Unions we greet the 10th anniversary of Unione Sindacale di Base, its ten years of life and militant action at national and international level, through the ranks of WFTU.

We congratulate you on your active course, on the organization of struggles for the interests of local and migrant workers in Italy, against anti-people, anti-workers policies, the European Union and the corrupted trade union leaderships who lead yellow trade unionism in your country. We honor the memory of your martyrs, comrades Abdel Salam and Soumaila...

USB ItaliaWe could not celebrate together the tenth anniversary of USB, we do it now with this video that traces some important moments of our existence.

From the first congress, that of the unification between RdB and Sdl Intercategoriale, to date, thousands of initiatives, struggles, conferences, participation in international events have marked our first ten years.

USB has grown, has opened...

USB ItaliaThe TTG, Rimini International Tourism Fair b2b, launches the 2020 edition with a strong slogan: “Think Future”. Exactly, let’s think about the future. But which one?

It has been since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, which has brought the entire tourism sector and all its related industries to their knees, that workers have been asking themselves: “What future for us?”.

We believe that...

USB ItaliaThe strike, the joint demonstrations of students and workers throughout Italy, the media and public attention on the reopening of schools, the breaking of the unanimous rhetoric of “everything will go well”, the breaking of a climate of social passivity that had lasted for months, are the political results of the work of USB and all the political and trade unions that have set up this...

The Word Federation of Teacher’s Union FISE, member of WFTU, sends its militant salute and support to the teachers’ strike on the 24th and 25th of September, which was announced by USB in Italy.

The Education and the teachers have been burdened by the pandemic and the protection measures, both in cases where they were taken as well as when they weren’t. Shortage in teaching personnel...

USB ItaliaUSB has proclaimed the strike 24th and 25th of September, to ask the guarantee to all school workers and students to return to the classroom safely, to find adequate and healthy spaces, to have all teachers on duty from day one, to conduct real lessons, in presence, without risk.

It’s much more than that: the reopening of the schools is a test for the government to demonstrate the effective...

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), as the only voice of the international class-oriented trade union movement and in the name of its 105 million affiliates in 132 countries across the world, affirms its internationalist solidarity with the porters of the French multinational Carrefour in the logistics warehouse in Pavia, northern Italy, who have been struggling hard in order to defend...

USB ItaliaThe Authority in charge of regulating the right to strike, which has taken over the hundreds of its deliberations from Parliament, has decided to punish USB with a fine of 2500 euros for the general strike proclaimed on March 25.

A strike proclaimed in defence of the safety and life of workers and citizens, while the tug-of-war between the government and the employers’ associations was going on...

USB ItaliaUSB demonstration in front of Parliament in Rome

The Covid-19 pandemic that exterminated more than 32,000 citizens in Italy and during which 29,000 health workers were infected, has confirmed some things that USB has been saying for some time and that should form the basis for the construction of a new National Health System.

First of all, that Health and Welfare must be public and universal...

USB ItaliaArcelorMittal presented the new business plan for the former Ilva plants only to the ministries concerned and not to the trade unions.

Even the government described it as disappointing, ArcelorMittal leases the steel plants in Taranto, Genoa and Novi Ligure (the plants are owned by Ilva under extraordinary administration).

In March, a plan was signed which provided for a production of 8 million...

USB ItaliaThe health crisis at Covid19 and the consequent closure of schools and universities has put the debate on the role of public education back at the centre, in this context all the limits of a training chain bent to the needs of the production chain, the dogmas of teaching by skills, evaluation as the ultimate goal, the corporatization of schools and universities and the submission of research for...