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Global Rights Index 2014 - Italy

Publisher International Trade Union Confederation
Publication Date 19 May 2014
Cite as International Trade Union Confederation, Global Rights Index 2014 - Italy, 19 May 2014, available at: [accessed 29 October 2016]
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Country Rating: 1

  • Irregular violation of rights

  • Collective labour rights are generally guaranteed. Workers can freely associate and defend their rights collectively with the government and/or companies and can improve their working conditions through collective bargaining. Violations against workers are not absent but do not occur on a regular basis.

Unilateral abrogation of collective agreement: In September 2013, the Italian Banking Association (ABI) unilaterally annulled a sectoral collective agreement covering 300,000 workers nine months before its expiry date. In October 2013, workers announced to go on strike for the first time in 13 years. Moreover, employers' associations in the restaurant and catering sector announced withdrawal from the sectoral agreement causing pickets in Rome and Milan in from of the employer associations' headquarters in October 2013.

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