In Italy, where the working week is still 40 hours, the introduction of the four-day week for equal pay is a revolution. Eyewear giant Luxottica (which merged in 2019 with France's Essilor) and car manufacturer Lamborghini have just started a few days apart, after more than a year of discussions with their unions. And this in factories that had stayed away from teleworking. This will rebalance the benefits of a more flexible work organization between white-collar and blue-collar workers. "The reduction in working hours for equal pay that we have negotiated is a radical novelty for Italy," said Benedetta Missaglia, secretary general of Uiltec-UIL, which signed the agreement at Luxottica. In fact, it is the first agreement of this kind that applies to the factory world." At Lamborghini, which has just signed, Michele De Palma, secretary of the Fiom-Cgil, even welcomes a "historic first agreement...
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