Italy - Draft national collective agreement for metal workers concluded - November 4, 2009

On 15 October a draft national collective agreement for metal workers 2010-2012 was achieved, signed by the FIM and UILM union federations and the FEDERMECCANICA employers' association. The General Council of FIM and a joint national assembly of FIM and UILM have already approved the draft that, finally, will be voted in a referendum of all union members from 25 to 27 November 2009. The agreement provides for an income support solidarity fund for workers suffering from income reductions over longer period of time, to be set up with the employers' organisation and to which workers can voluntarily subscribe. Minimum wages per level will raise by Euro 68.75 till Euro 144 over the contract period, starting with Euro 17.50 - 36.75 per 1 January 2010.

English: message EUCOBAN network European Metalworkers' Federation (EMF)


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