31 May 2019
The potential introduction of a minimum wage, the efforts of social partners to engage with the government on employment matters, CGIL’s new Secretary General and the renewal of a collective agreement in the car industry are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Italy in the first quarter of 2019.
11 March 2019
Government talks with employers and trade unions over economic and employment policies, the first industry-wide collective agreement in the large-scale retail sector, and the renewal of the collective agreement in the temporary agency work sector are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Italy in the fourth quarter of 2018.
22 November 2018
New provisions for temporary employment, changes to the compensation rules in the event of unlawful dismissal and a collective agreement on the acquisition of the ILVA steel plants are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Italy in the third quarter of 2018.
13 September 2018
The new government’s employment objectives, the RSU elections and developments within the gig economy at local and national level are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Italy in the second quarter of 2018.
14 May 2018
Results of the general elections and progress on forming a government are the main topics of this article, in addition to industry-wide changes in the area of collective bargaining and a new national report on low-skilled adults. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Italy in the first quarter of 2018.
21 November 2016
The fraudulent contracting of work is an important issue in many European countries today. EU and national policymakers have turned their attention to violations of the basic protection provided by employment law and collective bargaining that are linked to the fraudulent use of certain employment or commercial contracts. This report looks at these practices across the EU and examines measures initiated by national authorities, including labour inspectorates and the social partners, to identify, prevent and combat such practices.
29 May 2014
In recent years, issues of representativeness and workplace representation have come to the forefront of public debate on industrial relations. Particularly contentious has been the conclusion of ‘separate agreements’ signed by only some of the major trade union confederations or their affiliated sectoral federations, notably in the metalworking sector (*IT0902059I* , *IT0107193F* , *IT0305204F* , *IT0911029I* ). They have caused disputes over the effectiveness of such non-unitary deals, and raised questions about how the representativeness of signatories is assessed.  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/cgil-refuses-to-sign-agreement-on-collective-bargaining-reform  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-working-conditions/new-metalworking-collective-agreement-signed-despite-cgil-opposition  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/metalworking-agreement-signed-without-fiom-cgil  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations/trade-unions-split-over-metalworking-sector-agreement
24 June 2013
There have been deep divisions between Italy’s three main trade union confederations over the past decade. Since the early 2000s, united union action has been jeopardised by differences of opinion and actual splits between the General Confederation of Italian Workers (Cgil ), the Italian Confederation of Workers’ Unions (Cisl ) and the Union of Italian Workers (Uil ). There have been significant disputes over the signing of important agreements both at national and sectoral levels.  http://www.cgil.it/  http://www.cisl.it/sito.nsf  http://uil.it/
09 February 2012
Since summer 2010, when Fiat first expressed doubts about its capacity to fully implement the provisions of the June 2010 Pomigliano agreement (*IT1102019I* ), the company has taken a number of steps which have led to the progressive separation of Fiat industrial relations from the traditional Italian bargaining structure.  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations/recent-developments-in-fiats-industrial-relations
06 November 2011
Agreements signed at Fiat’s Pomigliano and Mirafiori plants, in June and December 2010 respectively, marked an important shift in the company’s industrial relations system.