Italy - Healthcare negotiations get underway - September 30, 2017

The three main public-service trade unions in the health sector participated in the first round of negotiations with the ARAN employers' organisation over renewing the collective agreement covering 550000 health workers. As well as ensuring that the basic pay agreement foresee for a monthly increase of on average €85, across the public sector, the unions are particularly concerned to address issues around work organisation and working time. They also emphasise that after eight years without any negotiations, there have been many changes in the sector in terms of service provision and staff responsibilities that need to be addressed.

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