Fincantieri, Friuli Venezia Giulia, trade unions Cgil, Cisl and Uil to encourage job placement processes and stimulate local employment in the region

Active policy protocol signed for employment

TRIESTE, 19-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fincantieri signed a cooperation protocol with the autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the trade unions Cgil, Cisl and Uil, aimed at carrying out a series of initiatives to encourage job placement processes, stimulate local employment, especially youth employment, thus contributing to the social and economic development of the regional territory.

The signing has taken place today at Fincantieri’s headquarter in Trieste between Giuseppe Bono, Chief Executive Officer of the shipbuilding group, Debora Serracchiani, President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Loredana Panariti, Regional Labour Minister, and the secretaries of the three trade unions, Villiam Pezzetta (Cgil), Alberto Monticco (Cisl), and Giacinto Menis (Uil).

The company, the Region and the trade unions will work in close coooperation on matters of mutual interest in order to: enhance information and communication activities on employment initiatives and opportunities, both for workers and for the companies operating in the shipbuilding sector, particularly those at the Monfalcone yard; increase employment opportunities and encourage entry processes into the job market, especially for young people; identify the most effective and opportune ways to fulfil the requirements under the special laws in favor of the most vulnerable workersfoster the best possible match between training needs and offer and the development of vocational education and training careers consistent with the areas which are strongly connected to the production system; promote employment quality by offering a specific service to the local communities and taking into account the needs of the ever-changing labor market.

Specifically, the cooperation will call for, among other activities, the opening of a window of the Regional Employment Agency at the Monfalcone shipyard, the promotion of internships within the company and the subcontractors, as well as orientation initiatives. In order to ensure the effectiveness of the activities detailed in the protocol, a joint working group will also be set up. It will consist of no more than three representatives for each of the signatory parties and, when deemed necessary, it will be open to other players of training organizations, schools, universities and technical-professional centers of the region.

Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri,stated: “This protocol is a fundamental step forward in the relationship between local authorities, trade associations and Fincantieri within the labour market. From now on we will have the opportunity to work closer in order to match the territory’s employment demands with the company’s requirements, which increasingly require specific professional skills, suited to the production environment and to an ultra-competitive market “. Bono added: “The goal to which local institutions, the trade union and the company must aim at is a stable, regular and qualified occupation, meant as a growth factor of both the community and the territory, and this agreement provides the conditions for proceeding in this direction”. 

Debora Serracchiani, President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, commented:“The protocol provides an accurate representation with which spirit the Region relates to the production base, the territory and the social actors. Concreteness and sharing goals of economic growth and social cohesion are the levers to pursue the development of the regional community. The fact that we succeeded to begin this path with Fincantieri, an absolute leader at international level and a key driver for the Region’s economy, demonstrates once again how the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region is a serious and credible partner for the production industry, with whom to work with actively in a complete common purpose”.

SOURCE: FINCANTIERI S.p.A.

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