The Italian government, led by Mario Monti, adopted Friday by the Cabinet the broad outlines of a bill to reform the labor market, which opposes the country’s main trade union confederation, CGIL (left).
“The Council of Ministers adopted (…) a bill to reform the labor market (…) with the intention of creating a dynamic labor market, flexible (…), able to contribute to growth and creation of jobs “, the government announced in a statement.
According to the Government, this bill, susceptible to amendments in Parliament before final adoption, aims to “promote a fairer distribution of the different wards of the job” now are very generous for permanent jobs and very weak for the rest.
Despite two months of negotiations with social partners, the Government has not reached agreement. In particular is opposed by the CGIL, the largest union confederation in the country that rejects the finance market reform of Article 18 of the status of employees on layoffs.
At present, Article 18 prohibits the dismissal without “just cause”. But the reform completely changes it. The project envisages in particular government in economic dismissal unfair trial, “the employer can only be sentenced to compensation” and not the reinstatement of the worker, contrary to what happens today.
The CGIL has refused to accept this change and has announced a strike for 8 hours and 8 additional hours of arrest on a date to be determined.
The new framework of Article 18 also provides that in case of dismissal for misconduct (failure, absenteeism, etc.). Be the judge to decide between the re-employment or compensation.
Only in cases of discriminatory dismissal (for example in the case of a pregnant woman or religious reasons) is determined by the obligation of the worker’s reinstatement to his post.