. Hundreds of thousands of people participated in demonstrations of the largest trade unions of Italy, reported by the local media.
Activists of the event are protesting against the policies of the current government, demanding reforms for economic growth. Criticism of the new pension reform, which, in the opinion of organizers of the protests, has no long-term in nature. The demonstrators are also unhappy with the introduction of civilian income for the poor and the unemployed because it was hindering the battle against poverty and unemployment.
Secretary of the Italian General Confederation of labour Maurizio Landini in their own speech appealed to the government with a call to increase investment in order to generate jobs and create plans industrial policy.
"If they are in the government have at least a crumb of reason, they have to hear this area. Our goal is to unite the trade unions in the European Union in the name of society, based on human and labor, " - said the head of the Union, with five million people.
The demonstration took place a few kilometers from the Republic square to the Piazza San Giovanni. The protesters carried streamers and banners with slogans " Future - work ", "We are not your ATM" and " Hands off our pensions ". To deliver them to Rome, took ten trains, 1, 300 buses and two ships.
earlier, the head of Italy signed a decree that will allow citizens of the country Informed to retire, and the poor and unemployed to basic income, the maximum size of which can reach Á?? 780 per month.
The country's budget, the lack of which was planned at 2, 04%, pension reform this year will cost four billion euros. This amount will be doubled in 2020 and 2021. Economists estimate that Italy spends on pensions 16% of GDP each year, which was second lowest after Greece among the Euro countries. However, the government believes that the new system will help to reduce unemployment among young people. Currently this figure is at around 20 %.
earlier, the national statistics Institute Istat said that Italian economy in the fourth quarter of 2018 decreased by 0, 2 percent. The country's GDP declining for the second reporting period in a row - from July to September it was documented a drop in the key economic indicator to 0, 1 percent.
thus, the Italian economy entered a technical recession. Data show that the country has achieved the worst results over the last 5 years.