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A new study reveals that Italians are more pessimistic than ever about life’s issues, especially ... [more]

A new study reveals that Italians are more pessimistic than ever about life’s issues, especially when it comes to their jobs and the economy. According to a survey by global research group Ipsos, they’re pessimistic about quite a lot in fact. They're most worried about work and the economy, as 77% of those surveyed said that was their main concern for 2020.

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More than 300 flights to and from Italy were cancelled due to a planned one-day strike by workers... [more]

More than 300 flights to and from Italy were cancelled due to a planned one-day strike by workers from Alitalia and Air Italy. The 24-hour strike, which involved pilots, flight attendants and ground personnel, was called by three unions to draw attention to what they called ‘the ongoing crisis at Alitalia and Air Italy’. Money-losing Alitalia has been under special administration since 2017 when employees rejected a restructuring plan that would have laid off 1,700 workers out of an approximately 11,000.

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Italian national carrier Alitalia has grounded a total of 137 flights and rescheduled many more o... [more]

Italian national carrier Alitalia has grounded a total of 137 flights and rescheduled many more on 25 November due to a four-hour strike called by several unions representing airport and airline workers, including air traffic controllers.

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IndustriAll European Trade Union and IndustriALL Global Union have written a joint letter to thei... [more]

IndustriAll European Trade Union and IndustriALL Global Union have written a joint letter to their Italian affiliates FIOM-CGIL, FIM-CISL and UILM to express full support and solidarity with the 24-hour strike scheduled on 8 November across all of the ArcelorMittal (ex Ilva Group) facilities. The strike comes in response to the disappointing meeting of the Italian metal trade unions with the top management of ArcelorMittal.

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IndustriAll European Trade Union and IndustriALL Global Union stand in solidarity with metalworke... [more]

IndustriAll European Trade Union and IndustriALL Global Union stand in solidarity with metalworkers in Italy that are today engaged in a nation-wide strike action called for jointly by the affiliates FIM-CISL, FIOM-CGIL and UILM. Two-hour long workers’ assemblies are held in each workplace to discuss with workers urgently needed policies for a sustainable future of industry. Core demands include the need to end industrial and employment crises, to revive economic and social growth, to restart investments, to increase wages, to respect fundamental workers’ rights. The strike comes at a time of great uncertainty about the future of the metal industry in Italy.

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The first agreement against harassment in the workplace was signed by the management of SIAM and ... [more]

The first agreement against harassment in the workplace was signed by the management of SIAM and the three Italian unions CGIL-CISL-UIL represented in this company that is providing water services in the Syracuse area of Sicily. The agreement commits the Parties to cooperate in maintaining a working environment that respects the dignity of each person and to foster relations based on the principles of equality and fairness. In addition, it establishes a Guarantee Commission, consisting of a company representative and a worker representative who will ensure a fair assessment of acts linked to harassment that could then lead, if proven, to sanctions imposed by the company.

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Social partners from the energy and oil sector agreed on draft deal to renew their collective agr... [more]

Social partners from the energy and oil sector agreed on draft deal to renew their collective agreement, which expired at the end of 2018 and applies to 35,000 workers, including those employed by industry giants ENI, Snam and Esso. The new national collective agreement (CCN), which applies retroactively from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2021, includes a € 120 pay rise over three years. According to Confindustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry, the deal is almost a complete rewriting of the previous agreement, which completely overhauls the regulatory and pay framework of the sector.

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At a meeting held at Generali the European works council and central management of the Italian in... [more]

At a meeting held at Generali the European works council and central management of the Italian insurance group signed a joint declaration to promote diversity and inclusion in all European subsidiaries. The goals also include a better balance between private and professional life (Work Life balance) and an inclusive environment with full support for the disabled.

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Trade unions Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uiltrasporti, Sla Cisal and Ugl Trasporti organised a strike on... [more]

Trade unions Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uiltrasporti, Sla Cisal and Ugl Trasporti organised a strike on 4 and 5 August 2019. Toll collectors, technical and administrative workers join in strikes that are meant to put pressure on the employer side in the negotiations about the renewal of the collective agreement. The government issued a travel warning for Saturday 3 August, asking the public to avoid travelling at peak periods as traffic will be slow and more dangerous with large numbers of vehicles on the road. Three weeks later, on 25 and 26 August, the workers walked off again for a 4-hour strike.

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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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