Private surveillance, CGIL and CISL launch a class action for the disapplication of the national contract with starvation wages

More than seven years have passed since the last national contract of the club expired Private security and trust services signed in 2013. Infamous because it provides starvation minimum wages, just over four and a half euros gross per hour. The negotiations with the employers’ parties have stalled precisely on the increases. Now Filcams Cgil And Fisascat Cisl they decided to try a new road. “Despite the many mobilization initiatives, strikes and demonstrations to sensitize the employers’ parties to the renewal, the beyond 100,000 workers in the sector they are still waiting to be recognized a fair salary and an updated reference regulatory framework”, they write in a note. “Filcams Cgil and Fisascat Cisl have filed, with their respective legal offices, a Class actionan innovative and unprecedented class action against one of the largest companies in the sector, with a large number of operators employed in the trust services sector. The initiative is aimed at non-application of the pay scales of the national collective bargaining agreement – fiduciary services section“.

“There are many judgments which over time have sanctioned the non-compliance with art. 36 of the Constitution regarding the remuneration of workers employed in trust services and who have seen the non-compliance with the commitments made by the employers’ associations”, say the unions. “The commitment of the counterparts consisted in improving the salary conditions of the last levels of personnel engaged in trust services who were considered of emergence for a sector at the time without contractual regulation. That commitment was disregarded causing a exploitation in contracts which has compressed and penalized workers’ wages, with large gains for both companies and clients”.

“Pending the resumption of the confrontation, also solicited with the intervention of the Ministry of Labor – continues the note – we will continue with all the mobilization actions using all possible tools, including the judicial one. The current situation is no longer sustainable given theconsiderable increase in the cost of living amplified by the many years of non-renewal which, despite the succession of negotiation meetings, did not lead to a minimum result on the adjustment of salaries useful for maintaining the purchasing power of wages. If there are no contractual solutions, the month of April will be decisive in turning this situation around, which has no equal in the history of Italian trade unions”.

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