Italy -Unions in logistics, merchandise transport and shipping seek pay deals -June 14, 2012

The negotiation proposal for the renewal of the logistics, freight and shipping collective agreement has been approved by the unitary platform of FILT CGIL, CISL and FIT UiILtrasporti. The agreed text will be submitted in the next few weeks to employees. It covers 700,000 workers. The agreement introduces rules for the entire production chain and tool to fight against insecurity. Apprenticeship is defined as the privileged form of entry in the industry. The CGIL, Cisl and Uil's federations working together in the unitary platform also renewed the national collective agreement which covers about 10,000 workers in the harbour sector. Health and safety standards are improved and upgraded, and vocational training will be improved by the introduction of standards and certificates. In the meantime the trade unions continue their fight for the renewal of the agreement in the local public transport, a deal that should provide the tools needed to address the serious crisis in the sector.

Italian: http://www.cgil.it/dettagliodocumento.aspx?ID=19301

http://www.cgil.it/DettaglioDocumento.aspx?ID=19273

http://www.cgil.it/DettaglioDocumento.aspx?ID=19285

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