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Vittoria ai sindacati Italiani

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Last month, BT’s Italian organisation sought to make 320 compulsory redundancies amongst its workers there – a move which resulted in action being taken by the workers in the company in opposition.

We are delighted to say that the action has been successful and that BT Italia has withdrawn the compulsory redundancies, as well as agreeing instead to a policy based on voluntary lay-offs with incentives and a system of temporary lay-offs on a rotational basis where possible, coupled with redundancy for those who do not wish to participate in such a system. The company has also agreed to look into outsourcing at the local level and to consider requests for working time changes made by the company’s workers.

These were the strong demands of the Italian trade unions and, in their view, they have been achieved.

You can read the English language version of the Press Release put out by the Italian unions here.

Forza! Congratulations to the Italian unions and their demonstration of what worker solidarity and determination can achieve when put together in a union.

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Written by Calvin

31/07/2009 at 3:50 pm

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    Tom

    31/07/2009 at 4:13 pm


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