NIdiL and CGIL

Italian General Confederation of Labour (Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro, CGIL) launched its New job identities (Nuove Identità di Lavoro, NIdiL) section in 1998 to ensure representation and protection for atypical workers. Workers of the platform economy, including riders, are also members of NIdiL CGIL. The organisation is articulated on both national and territorial level.

During the COVID-19 crisis, NIdiL launched several campaigns in protection of platform workers. For example, in Piedmont, it supported a strike by Amazon workers who denounced the inacceptable working conditions imposed by the company during the emergency. At national level, NIdiL launched the #dimenticatidaconte action, denouncing the fact that measures taken by the Italian government were largely inadequate for riders. It also promoted a court case against Just Eat which led to the recognition of the right to safety and health for platform workers and which established the applicability of the employment relationship regulation to them. NIdiL CGIL has also been engaged in getting closer to self-organised movements of riders and the union has kept a forward-looking cooperation with the other two most representative Italian trade union confederations in putting forward a proposal for the better protection of this category of workers towards the Italian government.


  • Initiative
  • COVID-19, Industrial action, Negotiation of working conditions, Organising and representing workers
  • Italy
  • Employee organisation
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus, transport
  • Amazon, Just Eat
  • COVID-19, industrial action, representation, industrial relations, social dialogue
  • Italian
  • 2021
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