FS Italiane and trade unions – an agreement has been reached on the FS Group’s 2021–2023 Corporate Contract

Rome, 22 March 2022

Today, 22 March, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane signed the Agreement for renewal of the FS Group Corporate Contract, following and implementing the Agreement signed by AGENS and the FILT-CGIL, FIT-CISL, UILTRASPORTI, UGL FERROVIERI, FAST Confsal and ORSA FERROVIE trade unions, renewing the National Collective Labour Agreement for the mobility/railways sector.

The agreements reached represent an additional milestone in the intense relational process aimed at progressively overcoming the negative effects of the pandemic emergency on companies and workers throughout the last two years. The foundations were also laid for the broader objective of revising the contractual structure, to be achieved with the next renewal, in line with the significant challenges represented by the PNRR (Italy’s Recovery and Resilience Plan) and the Group’s Business Plan.

Today’s treaties involve some updates to the labour market, including the introduction of a dedicated entry pathway for highly-specialised personnel and the possibility of activating specific training procedures for operational professionals.

Convinced that welfare is a strategic lever for the engagement and well-being of workers, as well as for increasing company productivity, the parties thus strengthened the corporate welfare system, investing in particular in complimentary pensions, increasing the company’s contribution to 2%, as well as in supplementary healthcare, raising the annual sum paid out to each employee to €300. In addition, with the aim of structuring a system of discourse and bilaterality on these issues, a specific Observatory was set up to develop initiatives for both welfare and work-life balance. The Observatory will monitor, consult, liaise and make proposals on these issues.

The agreements also saw salaries increase by an average monthly amount of €110 and, for the period from 1 January 2021 to 30 April 2022, the granting of a one-off sum of €500.

At the same time, taking into account the professionalism and commitment of the workers in 2021 to ensure mobility services for the country, an Agreement was signed awarding an additional sum of €850, which can be used in part for forms of corporate welfare.