Labour disputes

NUMBER AND VALUE OF LABOUR DISPUTES
CountryNumber
of disputes
Number
of disputes
2011201220112012
Italy 356 206 14,696 10,703
Austria 2 1 14 7
Czech Republic 1 2 8 51
France 251 272 15,583 8,322
Germany 151 146 7,165 1,844
Spain 18 8 368 292
Switzerland 4 8 272 331
TOTAL 783 643 38,106 21,550
  • In 2012, the number of labour disputes - which includes cases brought against the Group by employees and former employees - fell against the previous year (-17.9%). 97% of disputes were concentrated in Italy, France and Germany; in these countries, only in France there was an increase in the number of disputes - in the other two, and Italy in particular (-42.1%), the number dropped.
  • The value of the labour disputes also fell significantly (-43.4%) compared with 2011, with notable reductions in all of the principal countries.
  • Among the main reasons for the legal action taken by employees in the various countries were de-skilling, claims for greater responsibility and pay issues in general, the contestation of the legitimacy of individual redundancies, and the challenging of disciplinary proceedings.
  • Seventeen alleged cases of mobbing were recorded in the Group in 2012, only one of which resulted in judicial proceedings. The other cases were resolved within the company.