ITA Airways reaches agreement with unions and
ROME, 02 Dec. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The agreement reached today between ITA Airways and the unions is the result of negotiations between the parties, carried out with respect for their respective positions and in a spirit of collaboration with the aim of protecting the workers of the company and to ensure consistency with the objectives of the strategic plan of the company itself.
The company appreciated the openness of the unions who recognized the peculiarities of the company, linked to its nature of start-up, to achieve and maintain over time a structural cost competitiveness that makes it functional in the strategic design of the company. ‘a long-term partnership.
With the return of ITA Airways among its members, following the change of management of the association with the entry of representatives appointed by ITA Airways, Assaereo today signed the renewal of the specific carrier part of the National Agreement. of Air Transport, defining specific rules to support start-up activities and a new salary regime that can facilitate its diffusion in the sector, contributing to the improvement of the competitiveness of all companies in the air transport sector itself.
Downstream of this agreement, ITA Airways and the trade unions signed the additional company agreement.
Overall, this agreement supports the Company’s strategic trajectory, which provides for employment growth from 2022, in line with the macroeconomic and specific trend of global air transport, and development opportunities for flight personnel. In fact, in the coming weeks new courses for the training of commanders will be launched to be used also on the new generation machines that ITA Airways will receive in the coming months from Airbus, as announced yesterday. It should be noted that the last command training courses date back more than 10 years, an important concrete sign which demonstrates the Company’s attention to aircrews and their training, in order to fulfill roles of increasing responsibility. A minimum of 130 courses is planned for 2022.
Particular attention has been paid to the well-being of companies and precisely this last element represents a great novelty of the new contract. Indeed, for the first time, Health Assistance will also be recognized for all ground employees, while for flight personnel there will be an increase in the premium compared to current conditions. This is a proposal made by the Company confirming the attention paid to âpeopleâ who represent the backbone of the business plan.
In addition, as part of this new industrial relations protocol, a performance bonus is introduced for all ITA Airways employees, which will be calculated by combining the economic profitability of the company and customer satisfaction, measured at the same time. using the certified NPS (Net Promoter Score) system. This variable component will represent 15% of the salary level and will be articulated on a half-yearly basis. The conditions for 2022 remain unchanged, while, in line with what was already planned by other airlines that had reduced wages due to the pandemic, from 2023 there will be a gradual realignment of salary elements, from an increase of 3% for pilots and 1% for flight attendants.
âAfter 5 years that the national labor agreement has not been renewed – said Alfredo Altavilla, executive chairman of ITA Airways – we have achieved an important objective which we are sure will ensure the competitiveness of all companies of Italian air transport. Two elements should be underlined: the introduction of a Result Bonus, present for the first time to such a significant extent on remuneration and above all linked to customer satisfaction, and the confirmation of the profitability objectives of the business plan, which provide for the achievement of operational break-even in the second quarter of 2023. “
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