Italy Green Pass: Chaos Between Ports and Trucks

Negotiations with the ports of Trieste and Genoa are uncertain. In the Julian capital, trade unions and companies are asking for a postponement of the obligation to present the vaccination certificate. Tension also in Liguria. Haulers’ alarm: “Risk of paralysis”. Confetra: 30% of owners and 80% of foreign drivers do not have it. Federlogistica criticizes the government.

AGI – There is a risk of paralysis for the transport of goods by road and for all national logistics, not just for ports.

To launch the alarm in view of the entry into force of the obligation of the green pass on Friday are the road transport associations that warn: 30% of road hauliers do not have a green pass and 80% of foreign drivers who bring raw materials in Italy is not vaccinated. So there is a risk of stopping supplies.

“Without government intervention, we will be forced to block the port’s activities” The port workers of Trieste do not take a step back and are clamoring for the withdrawal of the obligation to present the green pass at their workplaces. “We strongly contest the choice of the Government – Stefano Puzzer, coordinator of port workers in Trieste, told SkyTg24 – and without a step backwards on the gren pass we will continue to the bitter end with our protest”.

Although in fact some large companies, Psa and Sech in the first place, have given a favorable opinion on the free of charge tampons for workers, many others have not yet expressed themselves on the matter, such as GNV for example. But the solutions can be found In Italy there is the Italian Red Cross with which the State or Regions can make agreements, make hubs available to companies before entering the port areas.

The solutions can be found, but if the answers are only “no” this inevitably creates a clash. Mediation must be found because the goal must be to protect the work and the worker: “The vaccine is a means to protect the lives of workers, but it is not the only way to protect it – says Nivoi to AGI – Even those who have the In fact, the vaccine can be a carrier of covid, so if you want to avoid covid outbreaks, procedures must be implemented to avoid contagions: one way is the swab. However, it cannot be borne by the workers ”

For Russo, “the serious problem is that of hauliers who come from abroad and who bring the vast majority of raw materials that run the industry: we import over 50% of the national needs of wheat, all raw materials and chemical components for our manufacturing industry.

All 50% of what enters Italy arrives by truck. For example, the Turkish hauliers who bring clay to Italy will no longer come from Friday and so what happens to the factory that produces tiles? There are two fronts: one concerns our companies and our workers, the other haulage from abroad considering that the vaccination campaigns have not been carried out at all or have failed in Russia or in numerous eastern countries and around 80 % of foreign hauliers are not vaccinated “.

Confetra therefore asks that “the vaccination obligation be introduced and that in a highly internationalized sector like this one, the current prevention rules apply to hauliers arriving from abroad”.