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On 9 September at the Ministry of Labour an agreement was reached by the Italian metalworker trad... [more]

On 9 September at the Ministry of Labour an agreement was reached by the Italian metalworker trade unions FIM, FIOM and UILM about the CNH plant, avoiding closure of the plant in Imola that the Fiat group had announced a few months ago. The collective agreement, which was reached after 81 days of picketing the plant, was reached in co-operation with the local union structures and the regional government. It notably provides for using the "Cassa Integrazione for crisis" (12 months), through which public funding Imola workers will not be dismissed.
English: http://www.imfmetal.org/index.cfm?c=20671&l=2

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During September the three public service federations are mobilising their members in another pus... [more]

During September the three public service federations are mobilising their members in another push to renegotiate the collective agreement covering the 150,000 workers in the private health sector. The unions will make this a public campaign highlighting the connection between quality services and treating workers with respect - pay and conditions in the sector should have been renegotiated in a new collective agreement four years ago. The unions want the employers to make a public commitment to renegotiate the contract and have called on the public authorities to put pressure on them as well (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 July-August 2009).
English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/319;
Italian: http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/11403

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On July 21, at the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Policy, Italy's biggest telecommunicatio... [more]

On July 21, at the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Policy, Italy's biggest telecommunications group, Telecom, signed an agreement with the sectoral trade unions, transforming collective redundancy for 470 workers into 1,054 solidarity contracts. This move follows the company's announcement of its Strategic Plan 2009-2011, providing for 4,000 redundancies. The job security agreements will be valid for two years, from 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2011. In this period, the actors involved will meet every six months to verify the activities that the company has undertaken to re-launch services and the use of human resources. The three trade union confederations have welcomed the agreement and the company's effort to save jobs in difficult times.
English: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/2009/08/articles/it0908019i.htm

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The 150,000 workers in the private health sector are still waiting for collective agreements over... [more]

The 150,000 workers in the private health sector are still waiting for collective agreements over the years 2006-07 and 2008-09 to be renewed. The FP-CSIL public service federation has said that this is a priority, now that most of the other major agreements in the public services have been re-negotiated, particularly the public health agreement. Over the summer the FP-CSIL, FP-CGIL and FPS-UIL public service federations have been looking at ways of making progress, for example, by putting pressure on the regional health authorities that sign contracts with the private sector employers. In July, the three federations wrote a letter to the Minister for Labour, Health and Social Policy, asking him to intervene in this long-lasting conflict.
English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/315#a5519; http://www.epsu.org/cob/317#a5676;
Italian: http://www.fp.cisl.it/index.php.

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The three main public service federations - FP-CGIL, FPS-CSIL and UIL-FPL - have signed a new two... [more]

The three main public service federations - FP-CGIL, FPS-CSIL and UIL-FPL - have signed a new two-year agreement covering over 500,000 workers in local and regional government. The general increase is Euro 63.20 a month, worth an average of 3.2%. However, there is the possibility of higher increases of up to Euro 90 a month in a productivity-linked deal that depends on the extent to which local authorities stay within budget guidelines.
English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/312;
Italian: http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/10735

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The three public service federations - FP-CGIL, FPS-CSIL and UIL-FPL - have all signed the latest... [more]

The three public service federations - FP-CGIL, FPS-CSIL and UIL-FPL - have all signed the latest two-year pay agreement covering 600,000 workers in the public health sector. The agreement includes an average increase of Euro 72 per month with the possibility that workers will also get a further Euro 20 on the basis of productivity improvements. The three federations have welcomed the deal as providing a good balance between national and local bargaining and providing the health service with flexibility in its human resources policies.
English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/307
Italian: http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/10487
http://www.fp.cisl.it/index.php?option=com_content&view .
http://www.uilfpl.it/news/newscomun345.html

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Demonstrators, in the hundreds of thousands, marched through the streets of Rome on Saturday 4 Ap... [more]

Demonstrators, in the hundreds of thousands, marched through the streets of Rome on Saturday 4 April in a protest organised by the CGIL, Italy's largest union confederation, against Silvio Berlusconi's government's response to the economic crisis. CGIL leaders urged Berlusconi to open negotiations with them to discuss ways of dealing with the crisis. "This is a day we will remember for a long time," said Guglielmo Epifani, general secretary of the CGIL, "There are so many of us. We represent the part of Italy that works, the pensioners, those without stable jobs."
English: http://www.france24.com/en/20090404-italian-protesters-gather-en-masse-rome-coliseum-demonstrators-economic; http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4152235,00.html
via http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/show_news.pl?country=Italy

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The crisis has hit the metal industry severely. In February 2009, about 200,000 metal workers hav... [more]

The crisis has hit the metal industry severely. In February 2009, about 200,000 metal workers have been included in the Cassa integrazione, the country's temporary unemployment system. The Cassa integrazione provides about 60% of former wages for maximum 12 months. Benefits used to be 80%, but the first Berlusconi government reduced them to 60% with a maximum amount of Euro 750 per month. Currently metalworkers' federation FIOM-CGIL's bargaining policies are aiming at, among other things, blocking dismissals, notably of precarious workers; rotating use by workers of the Cassa integrazione; extension of the Cassa integrazione period till 18 months, and lifting its payments to 80%. In the tripartite table, the latter demands have also been extended to government, including the demand to expand the system to the precarious workers.
English: information Sabina Petrucci, Europe Secretary FIOM-CGIL for ETUC

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Following its joint demonstration against precarious work with the metalworkers' federation FIOM-... [more]

Following its joint demonstration against precarious work with the metalworkers' federation FIOM-CGIL, on 6 March the FP CGIL public sector federation organised a sit-in protest in Rome. The federation is particularly concerned about government proposals to slash temporary work in the public sector. This could mean up to 60,000 jobs going from July this year and the federation claims that up to 200,000 jobs are under threat over the next three years (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 January and February 2009).
English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/298;
Italian: http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/9783

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The FIOM metalworkers' and FP public sector federations of the CGIL trade union confederation cam... [more]

The FIOM metalworkers' and FP public sector federations of the CGIL trade union confederation came together on 13 February in a national strike and demonstration over precarious work, low pay and government attacks on employment rights. The unions estimate that around 700,000 people joined the national demonstration. FP-CGIL rejected the government's claim that the strike was only supported by 6% of public sector workers. (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 No. 1).
English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/287
Italian: http://www.unitanticrisi.it/cms/
http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/9547
http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/9580

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