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Uil

Italy's third-largest trade union, UIL (Unione italiana del lavoro) long had ties with Socialism. UIL has more than 2 million members, around half those of larger left-wing CGIL and Catholic CISL. In general it, along with CISL, has a moderate approach and often finds compromises with which it can agree.

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  1. Politics

    Renzi faces the test of first general strike over the labor market reform and the budget

    by Claudio Tucci

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    The Italian government led by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi faced yesterday its first general strike over its labor market reforms. Promoted by two of the country’s largest union organizations, CGIL and Uil, the protest called on the government to radically change its new flexible labor market rules as well as the budget measures included in the Stability Law. The last general strike to take place in Italy was in 2011, when all the three big unions, including CISL, ...

  2. Business and economy

    Italy's main trade unions are popular among pensioners rather than young temporary workers

    by Giorgio Pogliotti

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    CGIL, CISL and Uil, the three major Italian Unions, seem unable to renew themselves. Together they declare more than 12 million members, half of which are retired people. The majority of the active members are civil servants, but the three organizations are also deeply rooted in industry and the service sector, while they turn out to be nearly absent among temporary and independent workers. These numbers well explain the incapacity of the Unions to better represent a ...

  3. Business and economy

    Rules allowing small Italian public sector unions to disrupt citizens' life are inadequate

    by Giampaolo Galli

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    Current rules dealing with public service employees' right to strike are inadequate. In April, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Graziano Del Rio said strike regulations in transport sectors had to be revisited and supported introducing a rule requiring a threshold of at least 51% of workers to support of a strike. “It's serious,” Del Rio said on April 30, “when a small minority can impact the life of a city, even when the ...

  4. Politics

    Growing rift between Renzi and union underscores the end of an era

    by Giorgio Pogliotti

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    “The government doesn't write laws by negotiating with the unions. We listen to everybody, we must talk with the unions, but nobody can think of negotiating the budget.” With these remarks, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi confirmed once again that the season of mutually-agreed policy decisions is definitely over. The era when, in 1993, the government, the employers and the unions sat down around a table and worked out an income policy to keep inflation under control and ...