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Italy drops the bomb

Low-cost airlines have two months to comply with and pay their employees according to the minimum wages provided for in the national collective agreement or risk fines of millions of Euros or even the suspension of their operating rights in Italy.

Airlines targeted: Ryanair, Wizz Air, Vueling Airlines, Volotea, Blue Air, EasyJet, Norwegian

The Executive power in Rome says it wants to end social dumping, which takes advantage of the tax loopholes between European countries to reduce the employment costs with crew members.

In a letter sent by the National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC), all airlines operating in Italy are invited to send by 15/10/2020 a communication attesting to both employees with employment contracts and headquarters in Italy, as well as to the crews of the intermediary agencies/self-employed, that the remuneration will not be lower than the minimum established by the national collective agreement at sector level.

Failure to comply with the minimum remuneration provides for the application by ENAC of a financial penalty set between 5,000-15,000 euros “for each ?‍✈️?‍✈️ improperly remunerated in Italy”

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