Filctem Cgil Enna and Filctem Cgil national proposals for the recovery of the textile industry in the province of Enna

In the textile and clothing sector, 57,946 companies operate throughout Italy, employing a total of 472,252 workers and creating a turnover that exceeds 80 billion euros.

The Italian fashion supply chain is characterized by the very strong presence of small and very small companies.

In the province of Enna, over the years textiles have been represented by this world of small and very small companies – declares the Secretary of Filctem Cgil of Enna Alfredo Schilirò. From the 1970s to the 2000s, the textile centers of Valguarnera and Gagliano employed about 1000 workers. From 1990 to the 2000s, however, through some state laws, new companies were born, but some of these, through speculative phenomena, once the economic contributions received were exhausted, declared the state of corporate crisis and the fate of their employees. was that of layoffs, mobility and dismissal to get to the definitive closure of the company. Others, with so much courage, so much perseverance and with many difficulties still resist today.

In this worrying context it is necessary – says Schilirò – a productive recovery involving companies, trade associations, workers and trade unions. It is vitally important that in a sector such as the fashion one, in which the cost of labor affects production costs by over 30%, for the safeguarding of the competitiveness of Italian productions, that the legislator proceeds to reduce the wedge. tax.

Therefore, new measures must be put in place to stimulate, facilitate and support with concrete interventions all the initiatives that go in the direction of growing enterprises in the textile sector, also through network agreements, consortia and the creation of new production districts by focusing on innovation and research. “.

It is essential, especially in this phase, that both national and local institutions invest in protecting employment in the fashion system, and in relaunching the sector, financing internationalization policies for small and medium-sized enterprises most exposed to the crisis. – declares Sonia Paoloni national secretary Filctem CGIL responsible for the fashion sector.

The Fashion Table set up at Mise in April, with the social partners must be the promoter, with the involvement of the Region, of initiatives to relaunch and support the sector with a view to sustainable development that must distinguish Made in Italy in the world“.

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