Italy -Deal at Electrolux -May 16, 2014

The government signed a deal with the trade unions and representatives of the home appliance maker Electrolux to stave off the threat of closure for one of the company's factories and to save 1,200 jobs.

The government signed a deal with the trade unions and representatives of the home appliance maker Electrolux to stave off the threat of closure for one of the company's factories and to save 1,200 jobs. Electrolux will invest around €150 million by 2017 and will suspend planned redundancies in exchange for tax breaks for the four plants affected in central and northern Italy. The trade unions stated that this deal ‘shows public money should be spent on firms that do not sack people and do not outsource’. The agreement has to be voted on by factory workers and provides for meetings every six months between trade unionists, company executives and government officials to monitor its implementation.

English: http://www.thelocal.se/20140516/electrolux

 

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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