The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions has commissioned a research project to analyse the impact of flexible employment policies and human resources management on working conditions at the corporate level. Research institutes of seven countries participate in this project. For each country two or three cases are studied of organisations applying different flexible employment solutions. The seven countries are: Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom.
This national report examines the main trends in temporary agency work and the problems and challenges it poses in Italy. It puts the spotlight on the working conditions of temporary agency workers, and the specific features of such work that might help explain these conditions.
The debate on the revision of Italy's tripartite incomes policy agreement of
July 1993 was enlivened by a proposal for a new "social pact" put forward by
the Treasury minister, Azeglio Ciampi, in August 1998 and by the presentation
at the beginning of September of the "Treu document" on concertation. The two
proposals advocate the close involvement of the industrial relations parties
in promoting economic growth and giving greater stability and consensus to
economic and social policy decisions.