Monday, February 22, 2016

Platform for a New Women’s Strike 8 March-MFPR Italy

BO 6 maggio 2011

Unofficial translation by Signalfire
This platform incorporates the points of the 2013 strike platform, on which work has continued for the last two years, particularly among workers, the precarious and the unemployed, and objectives present in the most recent denunciations and mobilizations of proletarian women, workers, laborers, immigrant workers, etc.
-Work for all women
-Transformation of indefinite precarious contracts – No to the Jobs Act [ the Jobs Act is a labor market restructuring measure imposed by the Renzi government which removes protections against arbitrary firing and layoffs-Signalfire]
-NO to wage discrimination, equal pay for equal work
-Reduction of work time and increased breaks
-Reduction of rates and workloads, in defense of our health
-Rest on Saturday and Sunday, or on 2 consecutive days in the companies
-Shift schedules that do not exacerbate the condition of women
-Working conditions and work environments (including toilets) to protect health, including the reproductive health of women and the dignity of women workers
-NO to illegal hiring in agriculture
-No use of toxic products while working in the fields and medical facilities close to the workplace
-Expulsion from the workplace for all those – supervisors, bosses, etc.- engaged in harassment, blackmail, sexual violence and racist attitudes
-Automatic transfer of acquired rights in companies or subcontractors- in part-time contracts, time not to be below 30 hours per week
-Minimum wage guarantees for all women
-Ban on inquiry into marital status, maternity, sexual orientation, in recruitment or layoffs
-NO to discrimination in employment related to family status, maternity, race
-Right to citizenship and equal employment rights, wages and regulatory protections for immigrants
-Lowering the retirement age of women, for the double work they do
-Payment of women for participation in union meetings
-Socialization and free provision of essential household services, kindergartens, elderly care services, etc.
-Defense and expansion of abortion rights, abolition of conscientious objection for medical professionals, lay counseling managed and controlled by women
-Free access to health services for women
-Measures against those denounced for violence, stalking, harassment – Prohibition of staying at home, whether family members or cohabitants
-Urgent procedure in trials for rape and femicide, acceptance of the civil role of women’s organizations, and legal aid for women

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