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CGIL shoots back at Monti for calling union obstructionist

Premier 'doesn't know this country' says Camusso

03 January, 13:41
CGIL shoots back at Monti for calling union obstructionist (see related stories) (ANSA) - Rome, January 3 - The head of Italy's biggest trade union confederation shot back at outgoing Premier Mario Monti on Thursday for accusing the left-wing CGIL of obstructing structural economic reforms. "He doesn't know this country," said CGIL Secretary-General Susanna Camusso. "He offers criticism but very few proposals. If he's decided to stand in elections he should discuss his platforms". Earlier Thursday, Monti called on the center-left Democratic Party (PD) to silence the anti-reform elements within its ranks, which was seen as a jab at the CGIL and other groups.

Monti, who has been at the helm of an emergency technocrat government since November 2011, is standing to retain office on a reform platform. "We've all seen his so-called reforms," added Camusso.

"Poverty, unemployment and human frailty are all on the rise in this country".

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