Working to rule
Last year, Italy finally implemented the European Works Council Directive. Franco Toffoletto looks at how the Government will apply its provisions - and how it might work in practice
Eight years after its publication, and following a European Commission (EC) action against Italy for non-fulfilment of its European Union (EU) obligations, the European Works Council Directive has finally been implemented in Italy. The Directive has now been incorporated into national statute by way of Legislative Decree 74 of 2 April, 2002, (74/2002) which took effect on 9 May of that year.
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