Confindustria Moda, the federation representing over 65 thousand Italian companies employing more than 585 thousand workers, helps the fashion textile and accessory machine to restart after the virus emergency. For this reason, it has made a proposal to resume production, logistics and distribution activities as soon as possible, in full compliance with the safety measures envisaged. The plan protects a production chain which is the second Italian manufacturing sector, as well as the largest contributor to Italian trade positive balance, and provides 5 temporary solutions to protect worker safety without compromising the survival of companies.
1. Safeguarding older and more fragile workers. Carry out a segmentation of workers by age group, to authorize a rapid progressive recovery of work by protecting older and more at risk workers.
2. Consider the epidemiological situation on a territorial basis. Reopen economic activities with a geographical criterion, favoring activities based in the regions and provinces least affected by the epidemic.
3. Open with priority and urgency the business activities necessary and functional to the effective production recovery. “It is necessary to overcome the criterion of the Ateco codes on which the emergency Dpcm are based, to determine with flexibility the activities to be reopened, considering the complexity of the supply chains, the activities that in the business processes are functional and necessary for the effective recovery of production, such as example creative activities, modeling and industrialization of products, prototyping and sampling, reception and quality control of raw materials and semi-finished products, office activities related to sales, purchases etc., general services and sanitization of environments.
4. Avoid a complete new closure of activities in 2020 in August. Concert with the social partners a “pact for summer holidays” through the tools of national or company collective bargaining.
5. Allow greater flexibility in the use of staff secondments from one company (in which the production crisis continues) to the other, where the resumption of activity could require a temporary greater use of staff than the ordinary. This is because it is possible that “the resumption of production activities may present itself with strong inhomogeneities.

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