MOVING: AN UNKNOWN ART

scritto da il 12 Dec 2014 in Senza categoria

The Undersecretary for infrastructure and transport expressed his commitment to dealing with sectoral problems: “the problems in the movers’ category, from the professional qualification needed for the specific nature of the service to the struggle against black-market operation and against  tax evasion, will find a discussion table, soon to be operative, at the Road Haulage and Logistics Board. This is the commitment I formally make here, while starting next week we will be starting up, in my offices, a reconnaissance of your category’s most urgent needs.” With this official commitment taken on in the government’s name by the Undersecretary for infrastructure and transport, the Conference on “Progetto trasloco” (“moving project”), called by Associazione Imprese Traslocatori Italiani (A.I.T.I./CONFETRA), held this past 11 November in the crowded and historical Sala della Borsa at Rome’s Chamber of Commerce, came to an end. The event, organized in collaboration with Learn To Be Free (LTBF) and Pro.Ge.A., with President Irene Pivetti on hand and with the welcome participation of representatives of INAIL, of the Department of equal opportunity of the office of the Prime Minister, and of the Rome Chamber of Commerce, underscored – based on a study conducted on a qualified sample of enterprises – the need for and urgency of an organic regulatory discipline of this sector, which is now categorized in road haulage and in shipments, although presenting entirely special characteristics, which often make the handling activity marginal in comparison with a set of qualified and important services delivered to customers, both before and after transport proper. Numerous qualified presentations were made at the proceedings, including those by Piero Luzzati (Confetra), who discussed the regulatory issues being dealt with on the Community level, and the upcoming start of negotiations for the renewal of the industry’s collective bargaining agreement. For her part, Irene Pivetti, as LTBF President, ensured the organization’s commitment to an action of pressure within the EU, precisely with regard to the regulations during the development phase, and to a series of initiatives aimed at training the personnel entrusted these services which – as pointed out by A.I.T.I. Deputy Chairman Sandro Gobbi – are always a traumatic moment in the life of a family and of a business. Lastly, the Association’s Chairman – Massimo Miani – spoke of the professionalism of the real enterprises in the sector, expressing his hope for an urgent revision of the current system for imposing VAT on private users, so as to combat black-market operation and to bring many tax evasion phenomena to light.