May 1st: Initiatives in Parma. Rock concert at Basilikanova

Finally, after two years of separation due to the pandemic, May Day Labor Day returns to the streets and squares also in our lands, with an integrated program of events organized by the secretariats of Cgil, Cisl and Uil counties.

“This is an essential opportunity to put the deeply intertwined themes of peace and labor – the keywords for Labor Day 2022 – at the heart of political, union and social initiative, the only prerequisite for potential growth.

Wars have always produced poverty, misery, and injustice: history knows—or should know, beginning with the last terrible global conflict and the liberation battles we have just celebrated—that only the heroic role of men and women workers can help to achieve and secure peace and development.

It is necessary to undermine the logic of war as a tool for regulating relations between states and peoples. Here, therefore, on May 1st, the request of all those working for peace, to invest money in work and health rather than buy arms, represents according to the Confederate trade unions the basic obligation to stop the drift of violence and prevarication. In which the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is the latest and closest example to us, it must be stopped.”


9.30 am Concentration of workers and citizens in Barriera d’Azeglio.

10 a.m. parade with the body of the band “G. Greens”. Placing the crowns on the partisan memorial and on the plaque of the Fallen.

11 a.m. Closing meeting in Piazza Garibaldi by Marina Ballesteri, CGIL Secretary Emilia Romagna; Presentation by Maria Stella Vanacci, General Secretary of UILTrasporti Emilia.


10.15 am Meeting with the Collecchio Ensemble in the Piazza de la Republique. A short walk through the city streets and back to the square, to greet the mayors of Collecchio and Sala Baganza.

11:00 Speech by Donato Cementina, Secretary of the CISL Federation, Presentation by Maria Theresa Moni, Uhelm Parma, and Piacenza.


10.15 am Focus in Piazza Ferrari, short procession and deposit of the crown at the War Memorial

11.00 a.m. Return to Piazza Ferrari, Greetings from the Mayors of Langerano and Filino and closing address of Daniel Zinni, of FLAI CGIL Parma, given by Giuseppe Rossi of the UIL Emilia Secretariat.


10 a.m. Focus on Republic Square.

10:30 a.m. Parade with Città di Fidenza troupe to downtown.

11 a.m. Arrive at Piazza Garibaldi near Town Hall; Greetings from the Mayor of Fidenza and official speech by Gianluca Mezzadre, FP CGIL Parma. Presentation by Maria Gentellini (General Secretary, CISL Pr PC).


9.30 a.m. Focus in Viale Corridoni (near Instituto Tommasini).

9.50 am The start of the parade, preceded by the city band and the banner of the municipality of Salsomaggiore, through the streets of the city: Viale Matteotti, Via Paestrucci, Largo Pazzoni (with a stop in front of the Monument to the Resistance), Viale Perigni, Piazza del Popolo, Viale Romagnosi and Largo Roma.

10:30 a.m. Parade arrives in Piazza della Liberta with a final meeting of Roberto Roberto, FP CISL Regional Director, and presentation by Enrico Patroni (UILA County).


10 a.m. Concentrate in Piazza della Liberta and start a march through the city streets with the Half Band budget.

11 a.m. Greetings from the mayor and meeting of Matteo Rampini, Secretary of the Confederate CGIL of Parma and Secretary of the CGIL of the Sorbolo-Colorno District.

On the evening of Saturday 30 April, at 9 pm, the ANPI Department and the Sorbolo Chamber of Labor “Waiting for 1 May – OFFICINE LIBERTÀ / Wave Madonnina”, accompanied by Gianluca Voglia “Vogliazza”, attended in the room Clévio of the Civic Center of Sorbolo.


10.30 am Meeting in the church yard.

10.45 a.m. Departure of the motorcade with Matildek Brass. Arriving at Piazza Ferrari with a meeting by Andrea Rizzi, General Secretary of NIdiL CGIL Parma and greetings from Mayor Danielle Frigerei.

Starting at 3pm Rock Concert with Constant Erections, Hard DOC, Redrum 04, I Ragazzi del Tugurio, nothing good for, and from 6.30pm, but no. Kitchen and bar organized by Pro Loco, all day market. In cooperation with the Municipality of Montechiarugolo and Pro Loco Basilicanova.


9.45 am Focus in Piazza Marconi (in front of the railway station).

10 am Departure procession with town band. The procession will pass via the viale Martiri della Libertà, through the Lungom Taro, through the Nazionale.

10:30 a.m. Arrival at Piazza del Comune.

10.45 am In piazzetta La Quara, the municipal administration will award certificates of merit for work. Closing speech by Baldo Elari, Secretary of FNP CISL PR PC; Presentation by Paolo Spagnoli, Confederate Secretary of the Parma Chamber of Labor.


The national demonstration of CGIL, CISL and UIL on the occasion of May Day will be held this year in Assisi. At the heart of the initiative are the themes of peace, work and the country’s growth. The interventions of the three secretaries-general of CGIL, CISL and UIL, Maurizio Landini, Luigi Sbarra and Pierpaolo Bombardieri and the testimony of some trade union delegates will be on the podium. In the afternoon, the traditional “Concertone” is scheduled, which this year will return to Rome in the historic place of Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano.


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