Industrial relations and management of operational project personnel


On January 31, 2015, the Consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Piedmont Region and the trade unions with which it was agreed, inter alia, to monitor the issue of safety, activating a special working group, ensuring attentive, strenuous and continuous action to prevent criminal infiltration and to give priority to local companies and labor.

On April 23, 2015 the Consortium signed an agreement with the local trade unions of Alessandria and the company union representatives of the Castagnola construction site, the first construction site on the entire section to have exceeded the distance of one kilometer from the tunnel face and its entrance. The agreement established that, based on the option provided for in Article 20b of the national collective bargaining agreement applied, with effect from April 1, 2015 Cociv would pay an additional remuneration of 15% to the personnel of the Castagnola construction site making up the tunnel teams regularly assigned to workstations beyond the abovementioned kilometer, for each hour actually worked in that status. On that occasion the Parties also agreed to the payment, in the April 2015 payslip, of a lump sum amount of €500 gross as definitive compensation for the performance of similar work up to March 31, 2015.

In addition, in order to review the amount of the above-mentioned compensation on a Section basis, as well as fully implementing the system of trade union relations set out in the Memorandum of Understanding of May 14, 2012, the local trade unions of Genoa and Alessandria, the trade union and company representatives of all the construction sites and the Consortium initiated a dialog in which, on June 4, 2015, a single set of trade union demands was submitted to Cociv on mandate of all the manual workers for the entire project.

Contracts being terminated

As a result of the definitive completion of several Projects and the consequent forthcoming total depletion of all the associated work related to their completion, personnel redundancy procedures were initiated for the following contracts:

  • Passante di Mestre, procedure closing June 2015;
  • Metro B1 S.c.a.r.l., procedure closing June 2015;
  • Salerno – Reggio Calabria S.c.p.A., procedure closing August 2015;
  • La Quado S.c.a.r.l., procedure closing October 2015;
  • Pedelombarda S.c.p.a., procedure closing November 2015;
  • RC - Scilla S.c.p.A., procedure closing December 2015.