Italy -Airport strike averted -August 09, 2014

As part of the planned merger with Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad; redundancies have been a major hurdle, with Etihad asking for 2,171 job cuts. In mid-July: partial agreement on laying off 1,635 workers out of a workforce of some 12,800 has been reached.

Alitalia baggage crew protested over job cuts as part of the planned merger with Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad. Their four-day strike caused chaos at Rome’s busiest airport. In the merger talks redundancies have been a major hurdle, with Etihad asking for 2,171 jobs to be cut. At talks between Alitalia and the trade unions in mid-July, there was a partial agreement on laying off 1,635 workers out of a workforce of some 12,800; less than the amount requested by Etihad and with some being moved to other companies in the aviation sector and others receiving redundancy packages. Etihad takes a 49% stake in Alitalia.

English: http://www.livetradingnews.com/alitalia-set-to-seal-etihad-investment-jobs-secure ...  

http://www.thelocal.it/20140807/rome-airport-chaos-ends-as-strike-called-off 

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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