FILCTEM CGIL: relaunch the textile industry in the province of Enna

In the textile-clothing sector, throughout Italy, there are 57946 companies employing a total of 472252 workers efilc create 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 until 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 – Schilirò affirms – a productive recovery is necessary that involves companies, trade associations, workers and trade unions. It is of vital importance 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 a reduction of the wedge. tax.

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 Secretary Nazionale 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.

Alfredo Schilirò FILCTEM CGIL ENNA FILCTEM CGIL

Sonia Paoloni SECRETARY GENERAL NATIONAL SECRETARY

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