Italy - Agreement metal sector approved by workforce - January 01, 2017

The collective agreement for the steel sector that was concluded by the end of November (see our November Newsletter) was approved by an overwhelming majority of the workforce (80.1% of the workers voted in favour). On 1 December 2016, all three trade unions FIOM-CGIL, FIM-CISL and UILM-UIL had a meeting and issued a joint statement, calling the achieved agreement ‘a good contract for metalworkers’. The deal was sent for approval to the workforce for a binding referendum on 19, 20 and 21 December.

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