Italy -Unions angered by further cuts -August 25, 2011

The CGIL trade union confederation has called a general strike for 6 September to demonstrate its opposition to the latest government plans to cut public spending and raise taxes on income rather than wealth. According to this confederation, the measures pose further threats to workers’ pay and conditions with later retirement, more flexibility in labour contracts and the possibility of further privatization and liberalization. Although not taking strike action, the CISL public sector and school sector federations are also concerned about the cuts and the possibility that workers will lose their 13th month salary if efficiency saving targets will not be met.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/436

Italian: http://www.fpcgil.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/19012

http://www.fp.cisl.it/fp_nuovo/

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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