Italian union FISAC and finance sectors go on strike to protect terms and conditions
On Friday 30th January, Italian finance sector workers will have a day of industrial action to protect their terms and conditions. As from 1st April if the National Collective Agreement in Italy is cancelled then this will have massive knock-on effects for the European finance sector as Italy has one of Europe’s highest rates of union density in the sector.
The following rules and salary provisions may be cancelled:
1) WORKING HOURS: the current 37 and half weekly hours may be replaced by the legal 40 hours and no more annual leave from the past working week reduction
2) UNFAIR RELOCATION: protection clauses may be cancelled
3) LEGAL ASSISTANCE: in case of judicial proceedings connected to working activity
4) HOLIDAYS : Legal provision of 20 working days instead of the current 22-25-26 according to seniority
5) TRAINING: no compulsory training during working hours
6) REDUCTION: of the period to keep your job in case of illness
7) NO MORE ALLOWANCES (cashiers, shifts, lunches, maternity leave, missions, students children etc.)
The proposed changes which are being resisted by our supporting union – FISAC – will lead to substantial salary reductions and the terminations of collective and company wide agreements.
For further information please contact Mario Ongaro, the International Coordinator of Fisac-Cgil.
Interview with Mario Ongaro
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