Tuscany. Tourism: “A pact for a strategic sector in crisis”

“While tourism companies are complaining about finding unqualified staff, over half of the students who graduated from Tuscan hotel institutes do not work in the sector for which they were trained for 5 years and those who in most cases only tear out precarious contracts and for a few months; the same proposals that are made to workers with professionalism, who therefore ’emigrate’ to other sectors. It is an absurd paradox that must be resolved for the good of children, businesses and the economy. Therefore, we ask the Tuscany region to immediately start a comparison that brings to a real “pact for tourism”, capable of giving answers to this and other specific problems of this sector, which is strategic for our economy. The proposal comes from Fisascat Tuscanythe CISL union which monitors trade, tourism and related services workers.

“According to Eduscopio data – says Alessandro Gualtieri, Fisascat Secretary of Tuscany – of all the students leaving the 28 hotel institutes in our region, after 2 years of graduation only 49% do a consistent job with studies carried out; 36% work in inconsistent sectors, 15% do transversal jobs. IN THE of the half who work in the sector for which he was trained, only 13% have a permanent contractwhile 39% in teaching are e 49% worked less than 6 months in two years. “

“If you look at this data – says Gualtieri – it’s clear why boys are leaving, with the consequence that professional skills are scarce; it’s obvious that something is wrong: instead of blaming young people for ‘not wanting certain jobs’, let’s go around a table and seriously look for solutions. “

“The Pact for the work of the Tuscany region – explains Gualtieri – also with important measures and resources, does not respond to the needs of this sector, which is moreover the sector most affected by the pandemic and a strong Crisis experienced: here the fragmentation of companies and employment is the norm, there are several hours out of the manufacturing system, there is significant contractual dumping, there is a lot of illegal and gray labor.

“What we are proposing is not a dream book,” said Secretary Fisascat concrete measures are already planned and agreements signed in other regions, such as Lazio and Liguria. Meanwhile, the pact must be based on sectorality and not on territoriality; it must involve the bilateral system in the supply-demand of labor, in training and retraining; it must include work-life balance measures, combat contractual dumping with incentives that reward good jobs in supplementary negotiations, protect contract workers, and provide measures that tackling the problem of dropout, due to too often inadequate proposals. Our intention is to involve colleagues from Filcams-Cgil and Uiltucs and employers in the development of a platform and then ask the region to consult or dialogue to find a solution for a fundamental sector.

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