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UN sounds alarm over 'precarious employment' in Italy


Geneva, June 3 - The International Labour
Organization on Monday sounded the alarm about the number of
Italians working on temporary contracts or with forms of
employment that guarantee little job security.
The United Nations agency also called on Premier Enrico
Letta's government to work harder to encourage firms to give
workers regular, permanent contracts.
"Precarious employment (either involuntary fixed contracts
or involuntary part-time), has also become widespread," read the
Snapshot of Italy in the ILO's World of Work Report 2013.
"Since 2007, the number of precarious workers increased by
5.7 percentage points, reaching almost 32% of those employed in
"It will be important to monitor and evaluate the
recent proposal of reducing by one-third the time period
in-between two consecutive fixed-term contracts. As precarious
employment continues to rise, greater efforts may be merited to
incentivise the conversion of fixed term contracts to permanent
The report said temporary employment had become more
widespread in Italy following labour-market reforms introduced
last year by ex-premier Mario Monti's emergency technocrat
administration that, among other things, made it easier for
firms in financial trouble to dismiss staff.

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