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A planned strike at the national carrier Alitalia, set to cause travel chaos for passengers flyin... [more]

A planned strike at the national carrier Alitalia, set to cause travel chaos for passengers flying through Italian airports on Friday, has been postponed. The strike has now been rescheduled for 6 September, unions said. Unions are now debating whether or not the airline strike will last 24 hours as initially planned. The strike was called in protest over new transport plans drafted by the government, which unions said they weren't consulted on.

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Commuters in Rome and throughout Italy expected two public transport strikes as the result of nat... [more]

Commuters in Rome and throughout Italy expected two public transport strikes as the result of nationwide action by trade unions representing transport workers. The strike action has been called by trade unions protesting over the ‘absence of strategic responses’ in the transport plan being put forward by the government which, they claim, has excluded union representatives from talks.

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The public service federations are continuing their campaign to force the AIOP and ARIS private h... [more]

The public service federations are continuing their campaign to force the AIOP and ARIS private health employer organisations to negotiate a collective agreement. The last one was concluded 12 years ago. This new initiative follows a meeting with the Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces where the unions secured a commitment initiate a change in legislation on the accreditation of private providers that would require them to negotiate a collective agreement with the three recognised trade unions in line with the negotiations in the public sector.

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As negotiations for new collective agreement for the sector are not making enough progress the co... [more]

As negotiations for new collective agreement for the sector are not making enough progress the countries’ ports are facing industrial action with trade union Ultrasport organising a 24-hour strike of port workers on 23 May 2019. The 24-hour strike followed industrial action in April 2019 when a one-hour walkout was organised after a worker lost his life due to injuries sustained in a forklift accident. One of the most pressing issues at hand is workplace security. According to the trade union the collective agreement has an irreplaceable role for the regulation and protection and is one of the central themes at the base of the dispute to safeguard the jobs at ports

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Following a dispute over working conditions and pay, airline, airport and air traffic control sta... [more]

Following a dispute over working conditions and pay, airline, airport and air traffic control staff staged a 24 hour walkout that caused a half of the flights to and from Italy to cancel. Milan and Rome airports are the worst affected by the strike action. Besides the working conditions and pay dispute the strike is also partly a protest against failure to decide on the future of Alitalia which has been in administration for over two years as successive governments struggle to agree on a buyer. Alitalia is facing another, smaller, strike in June 2019.

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After months of negotiations trade unions have signed an agreement with the Laconsegna food deliv... [more]

After months of negotiations trade unions have signed an agreement with the Laconsegna food delivery platform that gives their riders a permanent contract with rights and protections. This is the first agreement in the country that governs subordinate work for riders. The agreement recognizes riders as subordinate workers with the right to apply the national contract, get the hours they actually worked paid instead of being paid not on the basis of deliveries and recognition of the rights and protections that are assigned to all workers in the sector such as paid vacation and sick leave. Trade unions expressed their hopes that the agreement reached with the food delivery platform will lead the way to other agreements that protect the rights of workers in the gig economy.

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A teachers’ strike that was planned to take place on 17 May 2019 was cancelled as government and ... [more]

A teachers’ strike that was planned to take place on 17 May 2019 was cancelled as government and trade union representing the teachers reached a deal. One of the main disputes was the salary of the teachers that have fallen drastically in recent years and are amongst the lowest in Europe. In the new agreement the government has stated that it is committed to finding additional financial resources to be specifically allocated to school staff on the occasion of the 2020 budget law and will offer reasonable increases in salaries to the teachers.

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Workers organised a protest outside the main gate of Aviano Air Base in demand of the air base to... [more]

Workers organised a protest outside the main gate of Aviano Air Base in demand of the air base to honour long-standing agreements regarding employment on base. According to the union, there are American civilians holding jobs on base they shouldn’t have under decades-old basing agreements between the U.S. and Italy. Furthermore the workers are angry with the base for changing days and hours worked for Italian employees without negotiating and using contractors for jobs that Italian workers on base have traditionally done or could do instead. The unions also state that the base has hired more than a dozen local workers on a temporary basis instead of offering them permanent jobs. The workers and their union don’t rule out strike actions.

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Renewal of company-trade union agreement that covers 87 000 workers. After months of negotiating ... [more]

Renewal of company-trade union agreement that covers 87 000 workers. After months of negotiating a renewed collective agreement was signed with Fim, Uilm, Fismic, Uglm and the Fiat Framework Association. The new collective agreement covers 87 000 workers in the industry and will be valid in the period 2019-2022. The agreement provides for an increase in contractual remuneration of 2% per year, which means an average increase of 144.5 euro per month, and an increase in the annual bonus linked to the productivity and efficiency objectives.

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The Union of Trade Unions, the Basic Union of Trade Unions, the CUB Trasporti and SGB trade union... [more]

The Union of Trade Unions, the Basic Union of Trade Unions, the CUB Trasporti and SGB trade unions and the Basic Confederations - SI Cobas and Cobas del Lavoro Privato - organised a general strike of the public and private sectors on Friday 8 March 2019. The unions organised the strike in protest to male violence against women, gender discrimination, and harassment in the workplace. Besides the point specific to women’s day, by using the hashtag ‘Fridays for future’ the unions also want to focus the attention of citizens and institutions on the urgent issue of climate change, to ask for a serious reflection on their lifestyles and a rapid and decisive implementation of policies aimed at reducing emissions and promoting a circular economic model.

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