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Labor unrest

In 2013, cases of unrest in Group companies in Italy were scarce, with very few employees taking part, although in some cases the reasons for unrest had an impact on the community.

Likewise, the scope of locally organized labor action was extremely limited. This trend confirms the commitment undertaken by those trade unions that signed the first-level Collective Labor Agreement, in which they agreed not to call strikes for issues already settled in this accord. It also showed how effective the “cooling-off” procedure has been in preventing, examining and solving any potential causes of labor unrest for which the commissions set up through the agreement found no solution.

This year, labor unrest in other countries was negligible once again and mostly involved issues at individual plant level.