Mariella Magnani

After 50 Years of the Workers’ Statute: A Roadmap for the Future

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After noting that the reforms introduced by the Jobs Act have not impacted the domain of industrial relations, the present contribution focuses on the necessary interventions in such field, suggesting the definition, by means of legislation, of the rules and criteria for the social partners’ representativeness, the actual measurement of which, in the author’s view, should be certified by an ad hoc administrative body. Moreover, the author considers the possibility of adopting legal wage-setting mechanisms, assigning this role to collective bargaining, as well as envisaging a legal minimum wage serving as a parameter for those sectors that are not covered by collective bargaining. Furthermore, the essay points out the need to extend labour law protection patterns to everyone, i.e. also to those who are not in employment status, inter alia by tailoring them on specific protection needs. Finally, the significance of concerted action policies with a view to gover- ning transition and to coping with the uncertainty linked to the current crisis situation is stressed


  • Collective bargaining and industrial relations
  • minimum wage
  • self-employment
  • social concertation


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