A new butcher’s shop opens, a shower of gold to finance the large tourism companies that trample thousands of seasonal workers every year, forced to work whole days for little money and without protection The investments made for 47.9 million euros the Sorrento Peninsula by the Development Contract proposed by the SEA and created with Invitalia, the National Development Agency, owned by the Ministry of Economy. Specifically, these are 15 million non-repayable and 19.4 million disbursed with loans at subsidized rates, reserved for 12 of the main 4 and 5-star hotels in Sorrento, Sant’Agnello and Massa Lubrense for a capacity production of 1,530 rooms and 3,132 beds. Funds that will never succeed in increasing the fabric of healthy work in an area where hundreds of families have always been forced to live with breathlessness because the tourism companies that fill the clothes impose part-time contracts for full days of work, forward contracts for a few months.
What will happen after this huge disbursement of money? Should we believe that the state will take care to verify its correct use? Probably not. Here the fathers of the family will continue to raise tips, keeping them aside as a treasure to face the winter, waiting for Naspi, looking for a second job every year, perhaps on the black.
Leader of the agreement with Invitalia is the Hotel Hilton Sorrento Palace, among the other beneficiaries are: Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Hotel Bellevue Sirene, Hotel Parco Dei Principi, Relais Blu, Hotel Bristol, Grand Hotel De La Ville, Grand Hotel Royal, Hotel Mediterraneo, Grand Hotel President, Hotel Conca Park, Grand Hotel Ambasciatori.
Power to the people can only welcome with concern the umpteenth support reserved for the hoteliers of the Peninsula, while the rights are disregarded and the requests of the workers in the sector who last July 18 had demonstrated against the lack of safeguards and guarantees are ignored. The staff of all the hotel facilities, often workers employed in seasonal form, employed by the hour or even without a contract, had asked Federalberghi, the municipal administrations and the regional government to intervene to monitor the sector and facilitate the regularization of positions with the goal of achieving full-time hiring and support for families crushed by the hyperbole of profit mechanisms determined by hoteliers. A protest that arose not without fear of being turned away by the same employers for having dared to speak. At the end of a tourist season that has seen many jobs lost and too many of those occupied have seen inadequate and questionable contractual forms applied, we ask to know what use will be made of this money.