Italy -Labour reform leads to heated discussions -October 01, 2014

The International Monetary Fund has (again) directly intervened in a debate that is going on in Italy on the need to reform the labour market. The IMF backed up the reforms planned by the Renzi-government.

The International Monetary Fund has (again) directly intervened in a debate that is going on in Italy on the need to reform the labour market. The IMF backed up the reforms planned by the Renzi-government. Trade union FIOM stated that it is ready to stage a demonstration on October 18 as well as an eight-hour strike in future over proposed government changes to labour protections in Article 18 of the 1970 Worker's Statute. Under the change the government is proposing, newly hired workers would be given compensation, instead of being rehired, if a court rules they were unjustly dismissed - unless discrimination was the reason for the sacking. The trade union confederation CGIL said that the unions are ready to go on strike repeating threats made earlier this month when draft legislation began its passage through Parliament.

English: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140930/world/Italy-unions ...  

http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/109105/FIOM-union-calls-demo-for-October-18 ...   

http://www.thelocal.it/20140919/italy-must-overhaul-its-job-market-imf   

 

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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