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Public service union CISL FP is targeting the final bargaining round for the four separate agreem... [more]

Public service union CISL FP is targeting the final bargaining round for the four separate agreements concerning the public service managers. The first agreement to come fully into force -and whose provisions usually serve as a model for the other three- is that concerning ministry officers. The final agreement covering 2007-2010 was signed mid-February and has been approved by the authority controlling state budget, which allows it to become effective for 3,700 ministry officers. Pay increases are 4.85% for 2006-2007 and 3.2% for 2008-2009. On 22 February, the agreement for 2006-2007 for regional and local administrations has finally been signed. It will be effective for more than 10,000 chief officers and managers for whom the average pay increase will be Euro 281,20 per month. CISL FP is now pushing to speed up negotiations for 2008-2009.
English and Italian: report CISL FP International Office (Mirko Checcacci)

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The FP-CGIL, UILPA, RDB and FLP union organisations are co-ordinating strike action over working ... [more]

The FP-CGIL, UILPA, RDB and FLP union organisations are co-ordinating strike action over working conditions in the justice department on 5 February. They are protesting at the government's failure to allocate proper funding to the justice system in the current budget. The unions argue that, as a result of government cuts, some courts are facing closure and employees are seeing their working conditions deteriorate, with a failure to recruit and train adequate numbers of staff.
English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/335
Italian: http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/12710

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The three public service federations have been mobilizing to put pressure on the government to en... [more]

The three public service federations have been mobilizing to put pressure on the government to ensure that public sector pay increases are properly funded. In the past unions have negotiated pay increases with the ARAN negotiating body only to find that the government causes problems by failing to allocate resources in the budget. Pay agreements will now cover three-year periods rather than two. The FP CGIL federation organized a public sector wide strike on 11 December while the CISL and UIL federations organized a range of demonstrations around the country beginning on 2 December.
English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/331;
Italian: http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/12477

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The three main public sector union federations are all planning to protest against government pol... [more]

The three main public sector union federations are all planning to protest against government policy on funding public sector pay. On 2 December the CISL FP and UIL FPL federations have called for a day of action demanding that the government honours agreements negotiated for the 2008-2009 period and ensures that funding will be available for the next bargaining round, covering 2010-2012. The FP CGIL federation has called a national public sector strike on 11 December with a specific demand of an increase of Euro 150 monthly over 2010-2012. The union has several other key demands including protection for women's and casual workers jobs.
English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/330;
Italian: http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/12315;
http://www.fp.cisl.it/

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On 15 October a draft national collective agreement for metal workers 2010-2012 was achieved, sig... [more]

On 15 October a draft national collective agreement for metal workers 2010-2012 was achieved, signed by the FIM and UILM union federations and the FEDERMECCANICA employers' association. The General Council of FIM and a joint national assembly of FIM and UILM have already approved the draft that, finally, will be voted in a referendum of all union members from 25 to 27 November 2009. The agreement provides for an income support solidarity fund for workers suffering from income reductions over longer period of time, to be set up with the employers' organisation and to which workers can voluntarily subscribe. Minimum wages per level will raise by Euro 68.75 till Euro 144 over the contract period, starting with Euro 17.50 - 36.75 per 1 January 2010.
English: message EUCOBAN network European Metalworkers' Federation (EMF)

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The three main unions - affiliated to the CGIL, CISL and UIL confederations- have called for stri... [more]

The three main unions - affiliated to the CGIL, CISL and UIL confederations- have called for strike action in the waste sector on 20 November in response to government plans for the sector. These will lead to privatisation or some form of public private partnership with at least a 40% share going to the private sector. The implications are that there will be very few services that will continue to be run by in-house providers. Apart from the likely impact on pay and conditions, the unions are worried about the effect of the reforms on environmental policies and the quality of service.
English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/327;
Italian: http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/11897

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The FP CGIL public service federation is warning of a pay freeze facing public sector workers. Af... [more]

The FP CGIL public service federation is warning of a pay freeze facing public sector workers. After a first meeting between the government and social partners, the union reports that the government said there is not a single Euro available to fund a pay increase in the public sector. FP CGIL argues that workers should not be made to pay the price for the crisis and that unions will have to mobilise in a campaign against the government. The FP CISL public service federation has also given a "clear no" to the idea of a public sector pay freeze.
English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/323;
Italian: http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/11541

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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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