Confindustria Udine and unions sign the protocol to promote the flu vaccination campaign
UDINE. The aim is to protect the health of workers as much as possible, to avoid the accumulation of thousands of sick days and to avoid quarantines or worse, forced blockages due to coronaviruses as much as possible. And so Confindustria Udine signs the agreement with the unions to promote the flu vaccination campaign in factories. The province of Udine employs about 54,000 workers in manufacturing, while companies that are part of the Confindustria galaxy employ 31,000. This is of course a voluntary option, but is still recommended given the year marked by Covid. A similar initiative was signed a few days ago by Confindustria Alto Adriatico with the unions.
Educate workers about the usefulness of the 2020 flu vaccination. Take steps to ensure that the flu vaccine is available to businesses in sufficient quantities to meet requests. Finally, in the companies affiliated with Confindustria Udine, you promote the flu vaccination campaign for the benefit of employees who join voluntarily. These are the main points of the agreement signed by the President of Confindustria Udine, Anna Mareschi Danieli, together with the Joint Territorial Committee of Udine (Cptu), the representative of Confindustria Udine and the trade union organizations Cgil Udine, Cisl Udine, Cisl Alto Friuli and Uil belong to Udine. When the agreement was signed, the President of the Mareschi Danieli trade association was also present at Palazzo Torriani and the members of the Cptu: for the unions, the secretaries Natalino Giacomini (Cgil Udine), Renata Della Ricca (Cisl Udine), Maurilio Venuti (Cisl Alto Friuli) and Luigi Oddo (UIL Udine); for Confindustria Udine the engineer Claudio Pantanali, the managing director Michele Nencioni and Dr. Eva Pividori. It should be noted that the Cptu will undertake to conduct a survey of the potential needs of the companies that choose this project and then find a way to respond to the needs that emerge from the survey.
The companies that carry out the flu vaccinations for the benefit of the employees and the administered employees assume the costs of social responsibility and the health of their employees. The vaccination is carried out by qualified persons who have been identified by the company and who also take care of submitting the names of the vaccinated workers to the relevant authorities. Companies adhering to the flu vaccination advertising campaign have until September 30th to notify the Cptu. It is estimated that the participation of both companies and workers can be quite high given the awareness of this issue.
«Since the beginning of the pandemic – comments Anna Mareschi Danieli – we have worked together to promote safety in the workplace and signed various protocols on this with the unions, the first of which dates back to March 5th. This initiative goes in the same direction. Our companies are always at the forefront of workplace safety and the protection of human resources. We will do our best to promote the vaccination campaign and the companies will pay the necessary costs. We hope that all required doses will be available at the right time ». “It is an important agreement not only for the objective pursued, but also because it confirms the path of joint management of preventive health measures, which is fundamental not only in terms of combating Covid, but also as an overall approach to that Health Policy and Safety at Work “. However, this is the comment of the unions entrusted to the Territorial Secretaries of Cgil, Cisl and Uil Giacomini, Della Ricca, Venuti and Oddo, but who warn the institutions and health companies of the importance of “strengthening prevention and surveillance” even in less supervised Areas such as procurement and non-union micro-enterprises where the role of representative organizations does not support the basic work of the relevant institutions ».
It is of course important that there is sufficient serum available in the factories after the vaccination campaign has started. As is well known, it will be crucial this year to distinguish the “classic” seasonal flu from possible Covid cases in order to ensure the safety and control of the pandemic.