Italy: social partners renew the textiles and clothing sector collective agreement in spite of the crisis

On 28 July, the social partners in Italy’s nationally significant textile, clothing and fashion industries signed an agreement to renew their national collective agreement (NCA), which will apply to some 46,000 companies and 400,000 employees. The previous NCA expired on 31 March 2020. Still to be approved by the various employee assemblies, this NCA be run until 31 March, 2024. In it is a €74 salary increase alongside a protocol to ensure lawfulness and combat subcontractor related dumping. The agreement recognizes the severe crisis that has hit the Italian fashion industry, which has been particularly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Through . Published on 30 August 2021 à 12h12 - Update on 30 August 2021 à 12h16

As Marino Vago, president of the employers’ Sistema Moda Italia (SMI), organization commented, “despite the fact that this is still a particularly critical time for the textile-clothing production sector, SMI has chosen to renew the national agreement for the sector, which is one of the most important in the country’s industry, out of a sense of responsibility and in order to allay fears in the companies.”

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