Italy -Court condemns Fiat for anti-union behaviour against Fiom-CGIL -May 16, 2014

The Turin Court of Appeal has condemned Fiat Industrial for anti-union behaviour. The case concerns a three year ongoing industrial conflict, reported in the October-December 2011 and August-September 2013 CBN newsletters, in which Fiat scrapped all labour contracts in its factories to reinstate the workers on longer shifts.

The Turin Court of Appeal has condemned Fiat Industrial for anti-union behaviour. The case concerns a three year ongoing industrial conflict, reported in the October-December 2011 and August-September 2013 CBN newsletters, in which Fiat scrapped all labour contracts in its factories to reinstate the workers on longer shifts. Following strike action, Fiat then reached an agreement with several unions but not with Fiom-CGIL, which has been the most prominent opponent of the plans and represented the largest share of workers. Subsequently, Fiom-CGIL was excluded from the Special Negotiation Body (SNB) that was supposed to negotiate the Group's European Works Council (EWC). The judge ruled it is illegal to attempt to limit the right of association by only granting union representation to unions that sign collective agreements.

English: http://www.industriall-europe.eu/news/list2.asp?stid=203

 

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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