Factsheet for case IT-2020-32/1195 – measures in Italy
, applies locally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 04 August 2020|
|Type||Bipartite collective agreements|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Teleworking arrangements, remote working
|Author||Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound|
|Case created||28 September 2020 (updated 06 November 2020)|
Several companies in different sectors are signing collective agreements with the trade unions to regulate the use of smart-working beyond the simplified regime adopted by the government in order to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. These agreements suggests that the reliance on smart- or agile-working arrangements will probably remain after the end of the health emergency.
Companies and trade unions in various sectors are signing company collective agreements to regulate the use of smart working. A particularly relevant case is the agreement signed by the telecommunication company TIM, the trade unions SLC-CGIL, FISTel-CISL, UILCom-UIL, UGL Telecomunicazioni, and the coordination body of employee representatives on 4 August 2020.
The agreement defines an experimental smart-working system according to which workers at TIM can choose among two different smart-working schemes (the daily agile work, according to which workers work remotely two days a week, and the weekly agile work, according to which workers work remotely every other week). The agreement defines the voluntary character of the smart-working regime, extends its access to over 30,000 employees, and specific rights for smart-workers (among which the right to disconnect, the entitlement to tickets restaurant also when working remotely, trade union rights, the provision of adequate IT equipment by the company).
Similar company level agreements were signed also in other telecommunication companies (e.g. Vodafone), as well as in other sectors, e.g. by the steel company AST (Acciai Speciali Terni) and by the banking group ING.
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Employees in standard employment
||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The agreement was signed by the most representative trade unions in the sector and by the company's employee representatives.
Trade unions strongly support the collective regulation of smart-working, which according to their view should not be left to individual agreements or companies' unilateral initiatives.
Eurofound (2020), Company agreements on smart-working suggest that teleworking will be here to stay, case IT-2020-32/1195 (measures in Italy), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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