January 11, 2017 / 1:44 PM / 8 months ago

Italy court rejects labour union's bid for referendum on firing process

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the country’s biggest labour union to hold a referendum on part of a jobs market reform that made it easier to fire workers.

The 2015 “Jobs Act” was a flagship project in former premier Matteo Renzi’s attempts to breathe life into the euro zone’s most chronically stagnant economy.

The court accepted the CGIL union’s proposals for two other referendums - on the use of vouchers to pay workers who have no contract, and on contracting companies’ obligations to workers.

Reporting by Isla Binnie

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below