“Our appeal pursuant to article 28, for anti-union conduct, against Amazon Logistica srl was accepted by the Court of Rieti: at the Passo Corese plant, in fact, from March to today, the company had rejected the appointment of two different RSA, effectively preventing us from exercising our right/duty to voice the needs of employees. This is a victory for the union, but above all for all workers, and for industrial relations in general. We believe it is important to start a constructive dialogue with a company that has hundreds of thousands of employees around the world, and which is experiencing a period of particular growth in revenues: with a productive comparison, great results can be obtained, to the advantage of the competitiveness of the company and of the workers at the same time “.
Thus in a press release the General Secretaries of the CISL of Roma Capitale and Rieti, Carlo Costantini, and of the Fit-CISL of Lazio, Marino Masucci, adding that “last March the company rejected the appointment of one of our representatives company union, which took place after regular election by our associates , in compliance with the provisions of article 19 of the Statute of workers. The obstacles posed by the company were followed by the resignation by the RSA to hold the position.
Afterwards, the Fit-Cisl of Lazio was deprived of a second company union representative, and we presented our appeal for anti-union conduct. With the ruling of the Rieti court, the anti-syndicalism of the conduct of Amazon Logistics was affirmed, consisting in limiting the number of company RSAs on the basis of an interpretation of the contractual provisions not in line with the intentions of the parties signing the National Collective Labor Agreement. Interpretation through which the company has blocked the possibility of further appointments endorsing, in fact, the temporal criterion with respect to the collectability of the right pursuant to law 300/70.
Put simply, according to the company, union representation should have been subordinated to the criterion of ‘first come, first served’.
With today’s sentence, the basic principle is re-established according to which union representation must reflect the will of the workers. There are many issues that need to be talked about, many workers’ requests – conclude the trade unionists – and range from second-level bargaining, which takes into account the recent increase in company revenues of 40% and structurally regulates production bonuses, up to the surcharge for meal vouchers, and for those who work night shifts, particularly tiring with a schedule from 22.30 to six in the morning “.