Italy -Post-accident agreement for Costa Concordia crew -January 25, 2012

The inspectorate of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in Italy has helped to secure an agreement that will help crew members who survived the tragic demise of the Costa Concordia in the immediate aftermath of the accident. The ITF team took on the task of liaising with ITF unions in crew members’ home countries and acting as a link with the company. They also visited crew in hotels so that they could relay their needs to the company. Following the inspectorate’s intervention, the entire multinational crew on board the Costa Concordia received a letter from the company agreeing to provide them with a number of benefits, such as: pocket money for initial expenditure; a consolidated salary payment up until the end of the period specified in their employment contract, with a minimum of two months’ basic wages and cover of up to USD3,570 (€2,842) for the loss of personal effects.



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) or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2012.

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