The three public service federations – Fp-Cgil, Cisl-Fp and Uil-Fpl – have negotiated a new collective agreement covering 430,000 workers in local government. Workers will see pay rise by 4%-5% with the higher increases for the lower paid. There are improvements to the system of career progression and changes to the salary table. There will be new rules on remote work and a strengthening of the industrial relations system, particularly with regard to local bargaining. There is a range of improvements to leave arrangements including better compensation (pay or time off) for those working on public holidays and leave for women who are the victims of domestic violence. Meanwhile, recent mobilisation of firefighters by Fp-Cgil and Fns-Cisl has produced some progress on key demands with the interior ministry, particularly on the need for more staff. However, the major question of the renewal of the collective agreement and other issues will have to wait until the new government is in place.
Unions sign local government agreement
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The three main public service federations – FP-CGIL, FPS-CSIL and UIL-FPL – have signed a new two-year agreement covering over 500,000 workers in local and regional government. The general increase is €63.20 a month worth an average of 3.2%. However, there is the possibility of higher increases of up to €90 a month in a productivity-linked deal that depends on the extent to which local authorities stay within budget guidelines. Read more at > FP-CGIL (IT)