Italy -New agreement in craft industries -August 6, 2011

On 16 June, a new agreement between the FIM, FIOM and UILM unions on the one hand and the employers’ federation has been agreed. It is a merger of all previous agreements (national contracts) in the craft metal industries facilities, dental labs and goldsmiths into one national contract, covering nearly 500,000 workers in 150,000 businesses. In addition to an average wage increase of € 86 per month, the agreements amends, among other things, the provisions on part-time work, fixed-term contracts, the integration contract and apprenticeships. The agreement does not include any opening or deviation clause.

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