Outsourcing with Total Working Hours (TWH)
This is a new concept, introduced experimentally with the renewal of the Category Collective Bargaining Agreement for workers outsourced in 2014.
It is permitted only in a number of sectors:
- Large-scale retail distribution
- Personal services
Outsourcing with TWH must last for at least 3 months
The workers outsourced must be guaranteed a minimum Remuneration of 25% of the monthly remuneration of the user’s employees with the same qualification and status.
The employment relationship must be performed within certain pre-defined working hours:
- In the morning
- In the afternoon
- At night
An alternative period of the day (of a maximum length of 6 hours)
The outsourced worker must be available to work in the time period indicated in the contract; there is no obligation outside this time period.
The working hours and day of work must be communicated to the worker with notice of at least 24 hours.
A trial period can be organised, but only in the first month.
No penalties for workers are provided for in the event of resignation.
Outsourcing contracts with TWH are subject to monitoring by the Territorial Trade Union Committees.