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: http://www.refworld.org/docid/53bcf9aa14.html [accessed 24 February 2017]|
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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.