Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2021
Italian travel and tourism trade associations have recently launched an initiative to protect tourism workers by means of ready access to the COVID-19 vaccine. “COVID-19 vaccines for all tourism workers” is the appeal launched by the main trade associations and shared by the trade unions in Italy with the aim to plan the relaunch of tourism activities under conditions of full health protection.
The employers and trade union organisations stipulating the National Collective Labor Agreement applying to companies in the tourism sector have signed an agreement to request the authorities of the sector for timely access to the COVID-19 vaccination programme for workers in the tourism sector. The agreement identifies vaccination against the COVID-19 virus as a useful tool to ensure the safe operation of tourism both with reference to employees and with regard to the general population.
The parties have requested to include workers in the tourism sector in the implementation of the vaccination plan among the priority categories for vaccination especially in light of the need to protect the activities who continue to ensure the service despite exposure to risk. In order to ensure the success of the vaccination campaign, the parties have finally agreed to take action to promote, information and awareness campaigns aimed at vaccination against the virus in progress among employed workers.
The employers’ organisations stipulating the National Collective Labor Agreement that find application in the tourism sector are- Federalberghi, Fipe, Faita & Fiavet (members of Confcommercio); Assocamping, Assohotel, Assoviaggi, and Fiba & Fiepet (members of Confesercenti). The trade union organisations stipulating Contratto collettivo nazionale di lavoro (CCNL), a state collective employment agreement that find application in the tourism sector are- Filcams Cgil, Fisascat Cisl, and Uiltucs.