Italy - Public service federations continue action against government plans - June 23, 2010

Already before the national strike on 25 June, FP CGIL public services federation reacted to government plans to cut public spending by organising a national demonstration on 12 June. The cuts will have a direct impact on public sector workers’ pay. Previously agreed pay increases will be reduced and workers are also likely to lose the productivity-related elements of their salaries. The CISL FP federation also states to have chosen the way of confrontation with the government. While agreeing on the necessity to rationalise public expenditure, this federation considers in particular the announced three-year pay freeze for public workers unfair, urging instead for a restart of second level bargaining in order to reorganise the use of resources in every administration, and use the savings to improve both public services and public workers’ wages.

English:; report CISL FP International Office (Mirko Checcachi)



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