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 Italy

Workplace Representation

There is no common structure for employee representation in the UK and in many workplaces it does not exist. Unions are the most common way that employees are represented and they can now legally compel the employer to deal with them, but only if they have sufficient support. Most non-union workplaces have no employee representation, and the regulations implementing the EU directive on information and consultation have not changed this.

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Workplace Representation

The main employee representative bodies in Italy – the RSUs – are essentially union bodies, even if they are now elected by all employees. The unions nominate the candidates, although the members are directly elected by the whole workforce. The previous arrangements, which reserved a third of the seats for direct union appointment or election, have now ended

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Key Facts

Population63,256,141
Collective Bargaining Coverage 29%
Proportion of Employees in Unions 26%
Principal Level of Collective Bargaining

company

Workplace Representation

union – but other structures are possible and since 2005 these can be triggered by employees

Board-level Representation

no

Company Board Structure

monistic

Sources: see individual country sections; where a range of figures has been quoted, the lower number has been taken

Trade Unions

At present just over a quarter (26%) of UK employees are union members, although union density is much higher in the public sector (56%) than the private sector (14%). There is only one union confederation in the UK, the TUC, and individual unions are fully independent. Around 60% of trade unionists in the TUC are in the three largest unions, which have grown through mergers.

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Trade Unions

There are more trade unionists in Italy than in any other country in the EU. But with half the membership made up of pensioners, overall union density among employees is around a third. There are three main union confederations – CGIL, CISL and UIL – whose divisions were initially based on political differences, although these have become less clear over time.

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Key Facts

Population60,340,000
Collective Bargaining Coverage 80%
Proportion of Employees in Unions 35%
Principal Level of Collective Bargaining

industry

Workplace Representation

union

Board-level Representation

no

Company Board Structure

monistic or dualistic (choice)

Sources: see individual country sections; where a range of figures has been quoted, the lower number has been taken

Board-level Representation

Employee representatives at board level in Greece are only found in some state-owned companies.

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 Greece

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