Sindacati e immigrazione straniera in Italia dalla fine degli anni settanta ai primi anni novanta

Autore: Fabrizio Loreto
In: Meridiana. 91
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The essay analyses the initial reaction of the main Italian Confederation (Cgil, Cisl, Uil) in the face of the new phenomenon of immigration, that provoked numerous tensions in the national labour market during a period characterized by the increasing unemployment, starting in the Seventies. Moreover, the essay examines the quantitative and qualitative increase of trade union action between the Eighties and Nineties: in particular, through the birth of the first offices for foreigners, the offering of new services and the formulation of specific requests on behalf of immigrants. In Italy the labour unions have implemented important initiatives for and with foreigners, but they have failed to establish a real union of immigrants.

Keywords: Trade union; Immigration; Assistance; Collective Bargaining; Rights; Solidarity.