Industrial Relations

Efficiency and development of people, solidarity and innovation are the main topics at the basis of the corporate dialogue developed during 2017 . This dialogue has been inspired by the principles of utmost fairness, impartiality and independence as recalled by the Group's Code of Ethics.

With regard to the search for the best synthesis between efficiency and development of people, it is worth noting the agreement of April 14th , which, moving on the basis of the important innovations introduced by the Jobs Act, is aimed at guaranteeing the employability of the ENAV people by combining actions of organisational optimisation and professional requalification preceded by suitable training courses. A first application of this agreement has already involved about 30 resources that are now carrying out a new activity.

The same spirit is also reflected in the agreement of November 23th regarding the impact on personnel arising from the shift to the ACC of Rome Ciampino of the management of the Olbia air space approach. Also in this case the agreement has allowed the combination of organisational efficiency with professional enhancement, in particular thanks to the training activity. The adaptationof the staff of the Olbia airport, which will be calibrated on the new levels of service (and, therefore, without the tasks required by the airspace approach), has been discussed with the worker’s union. Particularly, this dialogue foresaw opening of a professional growth path that will involve about 30% of the Olbia controllers, who, after an accurate training period, can achieve the specialisation of Air Control Centre controller and perform their duties at the Milan Control Centre.

Solidarity has been the "spring" which has led the players of industrial relations to conclude the agreement on the transfer of leave, the so-called "Solidarity Leave " project which is mentioned in more detail in the section on equal opportunities.

In terms of dialogue in support of innovation, it is worth noting also the agreement aimed at ensuring the excellence of the service through the provision of measures that have proved to be suitable to support the growth of traffic resulting from the full entry of the Free Route.

In terms of strikes, in 2017 ENAV recorded 3 national strikes for a total of 12 hours, with a decrease of 50% compared to 2016 and with an average adhesion rate of 22%.

The mentioned strikes were proclaimed in order to claim a greater representativeness by minor acronyms: the events at the basis of these claims regard some activities of corporate reorganisation and the possibility of the sale to Cassa Depositi e Prestiti of a share of the stock package today held by MEF.

The total number of employees adhering to worker’s unions was 2,306, representing a percentage of 67% on the total number of employees. The collection of data regarding the number of members of a given worker’s union is done on 1 January of each year. The membership or withdrawal of an employee to the worker’s union, formulated in writing, is collected monthly, processed and transmitted to the competent office that provides for the admission to the role. The data is then stored in special cabinets to guarantee the confidentiality of the information contained.

Finally, it is specified that the collective bargaining agreement applies to 100% of ENAV employees.

Regarding labour grievances, it should be noted that during 2017 there was a small number (11) of new disputes brought against the Company concerning certain aspects of the employment relationship (demotion- illegal redundancy - greater duties - salary differences - hiring). Of the total of cases concluded in 2017, 64% were resolved by judgements that were favourable to ENAV (69% in 2016) while for 13% of them (15% in 2016) it was possible to reach out-of-court settlements.

The Group company Techno Sky, to which the metalworker CCNL applies in coordination with the Parent company, manages directly the relations with the representatives of metalworkers worker’s union.

The general objectives pursued by Techno Sky are the maintenance of a good climate in the company through dialogue and meetings with the worker’s unions and the improvement of the management and productivity of the workforce. The actions implemented in order to achieve these objectives consist in the development of collaborative and continuous relationships that are substantiated in specific meetings for the illustration of organisational changes, and in the negotiation of agreements that are supplementary to the CCNL regarding matters delegated to the corporate level, such as, for example: work schedules, geographic mobility of staff, results bonus.

Annual informative meetings are also convened to discuss the business plan, the present and future activities of the company, the economic situation, and the foreseeable trend of employment.

In 2017, in Techno Sky the number of employees registered with the union was 382 people (48% of the workforce) a decrease of 3% compared to the previous year (51% in 2016).

Moreover, during 2017 there was a substantial reduction in the number of national strikes: a single strike compared to 7 in 2016. That strike, which lasted 24 hours, was proclaimed by the USB worker’s union (not recognised by the company) and claimed the application of the air transport CCNL in place of that of metalworking. Only 1.22% of the staff joined the strike.

The number of labour grievances with the employees was reduced (20 instead in the 21 of 2016). 15 of them were advanced by the technical staff who claimed the retroactive application on their behalf of the ENAV CCL and which, until now, has seen a trend totally favourable to the company's position.

Finally, the number of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements of different levels is 799 persons, equal to 100% of non-executive employees. This last category, (16people) are regulated exclusively by the CCNL of managers of companies producing goods and services.

For ENAV and Techno Sky significant organisational changes are communicated with a reasonable notice.

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