Italy -Negotiators in chemical sector sign a deal -October 16, 2015

The employers’ organisations in the chemical sector (Federchimica and Farmindustria) and the trade unions (FILCTEM-CGIL, FEMCA-CISL, UILTEC-UIL) have concluded a national collective agreement for the period 2016-2018. Included is a nominal average wage increase of 90 euro, in three tranches (40 euro by January 2017, 35 euro by January 2018 and 15 euro by December 2018). The agreement applies to 171,000 workers and some 3,000 companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, chemical fibres, abrasives, lubricants and LPG sectors. The agreement runs from 1 January 2016 and expires on 31 December 2018. Workers have to vote on the agreement before the end of November 2015.


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