Unions set to mobilise in waste sector

Italy

The four main unions in the waste sector - Fp Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uiltrasporti and Fiadel – will be consulting with their activists on 16 September in the lead up to the next sector negotiations due on 20 September. The unions will discuss mobilisation across the sector if the employers fail to respond to the unions’ key demands for the renewal of the collective agreement that expired 26 months ago. The unions are looking for a number of key improvements including extension of the sector agreement to cover recycling plants, strengthening of the industrial relations system, better health and safety, improved training and increased employment security. The employers have failed to take any steps closer to the unions’ position and, indeed, are looking to weaken elements of the agreement in relation to working time and other key protections.