EWCS Workers (Unione Italiana Lavoratori Metalmeccanici, Uilm), affiliated to reached agreements with Unionmeccanica-Confapi, the association The aim of the latter is to conclude pre-agreements (pre-contratti). Contract: CCNL Metalmeccanici, Quadro Direttivo. Jobs in Technip July / April CLYDE BERGEMANN EPTECH s.r.l. Contract: CONFAPI 8° Lev. FIM-CISL – Federazione Italiana Metalmeccanici-CISL. Rome, Italy .. to the issue, since the first half of the s, by entrepreneurs and researchers, with whom .. the second is Unionmeccanica (affiliated to the confederation Confapi), FIM-CISL (), Speciale contratto metalmeccanici, press release, November.

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The agreements have mainly concerned the regions of Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Lombardy and Piedmont, whilst in the South no pre-agreements have yet been signed. According to the most recent survey conducted by Fiom-Cgil, some pre-agreements have been signed to date, covering around 38, workers. Leave this field blank.

Download article in original language: Click to share this page to Facebook securely. The companies involved are mainly of medium size with between and employees. The procedure for bargaining on these pre-agreements has been clearly defined: The industrial relations climate is especially tense in Emilia Romagna, and in particular in the ketalmeccanici of Bologna, Modena and Emilio Romagna.

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As had happened on the occasion of the renewal of the pay part of the agreement in summer ITFthe Italian Federation of Metalworkers Federazione Impiegati Operai MetallurgiciFiomaffiliated to the General Confederation of Italian Workers Confederazione Generale Italiana del LavoroCgil did not sign these deals, thereby initiating a period of conflict and company-level industrial action, which seems to be culminating in the autumn of Moreover, Fiom-Cgil has identified at national-level a set of fundamental demands to be included in the bargaining platforms for the pre-agreements: This decision has a highly disruptive potential for the industrial relations system which could probably have been anticipated by the other sectoral actors.

As it considered that both the ‘normative’ and pay ‘economic’ parts of the agreement of 7 May introduced worse conditions than those contained in the previous industry-wide agreement signed in ITFFiom-Cgil started a campaign of industrial action which has led to a series of strikes and company-level bargaining rounds.

Moreover, if the divisions that have given rise to this situation were to spread through the Italian industrial relations system, there would be a real risk of a breakdown of collective bargaining, with a growth in conflict and a corresponding erosion of the efficiency of industrial relations, as well as of participatory practices and increasing antagonism among the unions and in bilateral relations too.


First, it is necessary to recognise a reduction of its ability to diminish, or keep under control, industrial conflict in such an important area as the metalworking sector. Finally, a long tradition of collaborative industrial relations in the areas where Cgil is strongest, such as Emilia Romagna, might be eroded.

In this case, direct reference is made to the new ‘Biagi law’ reforming the labour market ITFto the recent provisions on fixed-term employment ITF and working time ITFwhose direct application should be avoided, and to the protection of precarious workers.

Fiom-Cgil continues campaign for reopening of negotiations on metalworking agreement

Tell us what you think. Click to share this page to Twitter securely Tweet. You are here Home Article Fiom-Cgil continues campaign for reopening of negotiations on metalworking agreement. Subsequently, Fim-Cisl and Uilm-Uil also reached agreements with Unionmeccanica – Confapithe association of small and medium-sized metalworking companies, and with LegacooperativeConfcooperative and Agciwhich represent cooperatives in the same sector. In autumnthe Fiom-Cgil trade union is continuing its campaign for the reopening of negotiations on the metalworking sector collective agreement, which was signed in May by employers and the other two main metalworkers’ unions, Fim-Cisl and Uilm-Uil.

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The tensions inherent in a situation of trade union pluralism have been largely overcome by the decades-long unity of action by the union confederations, but they may resurface if that unity breaks down.

Eurofound is an agency of the European Union. Paradoxically, the union most committed to the overriding importance of the national agreement has been forced to resort to company-level bargaining rounds although it presents them as a way to reopen the national-level negotiations.

On one side, pre-agreements introduce de facto a higher fragmentation of collective bargaining and weaken the role of the industry-wide agreement, while postponing the achievement of the objective of a mefalmeccanici system of protection to a future sectoral agreement.

On the other side, the present pre-agreements are likely to reduce, if not eliminate, the economic viability of proper ‘second-level’ bargaining on performance-related pay, as envisaged by the July ketalmeccanici agreement.

The point is that a number of negative unexpected outcomes are emerging from the strategic interaction of the parties and no solutions seem to be readily available.

Moreover, the metalworking industrial associations in the abovementioned provinces are considering whether to take legal steps to protect the rights of firms and of workers who want to work despite the protest action organised by Fiom-Cgil – such as picketing and the blockading of factory entrances- which they maintain go beyond the right to strike.


Nor is it surprising that the large majority of workers should approve company agreements which provide for substantial wage increases; nor that firms should sign company agreements which contradict sectoral ones when multi-employer national-level bargaining does not shift conflict outside firms, but instead brings conflict into them. In the absence of a united trade union front, differing local economic and labour market conditions, combined with a trade union pluralism unevenly distributed across the country, may cause a significant fragmentation of collective bargaining which renders the bargaining system difficult to manage, to the detriment of the firms above all, but also of the role of industrial relations.

Federmeccanica has attempted to set up committees – as envisaged by the May industry-wide agreement – comprising representatives from all the metalworking unions to discuss important issues such as job classification, working time, and the labour market changes introduced by the ‘Biagi law’.

Click to share this page to LinkedIn securely. Obviously not under discussion is the legitimacy and validity of an agreement signed by only some of the unions involved, but rather its ability to reduce conflict, without which the role of joint regulation through industrial relations appears significantly weakened.

Pre-agreement bargaining is under way in 1, metalworking companies and groups, involving aroundworkers the national agreement covers 1. The aim of the contrattoo is to conclude pre-agreements pre-contratti – ie company agreements intended to anticipate the contents of a future new sectoral accord along the lines sought by Fiom-Cgil – and to force the reopening of negotiations on renewal of the national sectoral agreement, since Fiom-Cgil does not recognise the validity of the accord signed in May DOC In autumnthe Fiom-Cgil trade union is continuing its campaign for the reopening of negotiations on the metalworking sector collective agreement, which was signed in May by employers and the other two main metalworkers’ unions, Fim-Cisl and Uilm-Uil.

Moreover, Fiom-Cgil has identified at national-level a set of fundamental demands to be included in the bargaining platforms for the pre-agreements:. The tripartite EU agency providing knowledge to assist in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies.