(AGI) Rome, Sept 22 - There should be a system of guaranteesand protection for Italian workers, then flexibility, saidformer Labour Minister Enrico Giovannini. He said Italy shouldfollow the German model. "In Germany they first introduced asystem of guarantees for workers and then asked for moreflexibility in hiring and firing," he said. Article 18 of theWorkers' Statute is "a problem for some categories of businessand is something that viewed from the outside is important as asign". .