Employees in Italy

Statutory terms and conditions of em­ploy­ment in Italy are based on the Contratto Collettivo Nazionale di Lavoro (CCNL), a state collective em­ploy­ment agreement. The CCNL defines the terms and conditions of em­ploy­ment between Fastweb and its employees. It also contains provisions governing relations between Fastweb and the unions. Fastweb engages in dialogue with the unions and the employee rep­re­sen­ta­tives and, in the event of major operational changes, involves them at an early stage.

The working week for employees covered by the CCNL is 40 hours. Benefits include five weeks’ annual leave, 20 weeks’ maternity leave and one day of paternity leave. In the event of incapacity for work due to illness or accident, Fastweb guarantees full payment of salary for 180 days and payment of half the salary for a further 185 days. The company’s terms and conditions of em­ploy­ment enable employees to achieve a healthy balance between their work demands and personal life. This is largely due to the following mea­sures, which were set out in an agreement concluded with the trade unions: flexible office working hours, smart working and working from home, and for mothers the choice of shifts or temporary part-time jobs.

Fastweb offers com­pet­i­tive salary packages aimed at attracting and retaining highly qualified specialists and managers. The company’s salary system comprises a basic salary, a collective variable profit-sharing bonus for non-managerial staff and a variable per­for­mance-related component for managerial staff which is contingent on meeting individual goals and company targets. The basic salary is determined according to function, individual per­for­mance and the situation in the labour market. The variable profit-sharing bonus is based on the model agreed with the unions. Fastweb complies with the legal minimum salary defined by the CCNL.

The Covid-19 pandemic also left its mark on Fastweb: Fastweb and the national trade unions of the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions sector, together with the local rep­re­sen­ta­tions and the Rappresentanza Sindacale Unitaria (RSU), have extended the preliminary agreement on Smart Working that was signed on 29 September 2020 until 30 June 2022. The goal is to renew the organisational and working model in a flexible and sustainable way – in order to guarantee a high level of quality and the achieve­ment of corporate goals as well as to facilitate the balance between work and family life.

The agreement on Smart Working had been introduced on a trial basis on 16 October 2020. It provides full flexibility and au­ton­omy in the choice of working model for all employees of the company, including customer advisors. It gives Fastweb employees the option of using the smart working model on all business days or deciding each day, in consultation with their supervisor, whether to do their work in the office or remotely. This guarantees per­for­mance-based management that does not view success as being contingent upon employees’ on-site work.