In addition to bargaining at company level, it is also possible that this lower level of remuneration will be applied to several employers on a departmental or regional basis. This has been done to a limited extent, particularly in the construction, tourism, handicrafts and agriculture sectors. Are there any special rules for collective redundancies or collective redundancies? The January 2014 agreement also states that, while the inter-trade agreement does not contain provisions authorising such changes, they may nevertheless be agreed at company level in the areas of performance, working time and work organisation, in order to `deal with crisis situations or significant investments that benefit the economic development or employment of the company`. (This was already in the 2011 agreement.) In Italy, collective bargaining takes place mainly at two levels: at sectoral level – the most important – and at company level or sometimes at district level. In addition, agreements concluded at national level between employers and trade unions have been used to implement initiatives at EU level, such as the agreement on teleworking. The first major framework agreement on the structure of collective bargaining was signed in January 2009 by the ISL and UIL, and then by the smaller UGL confederation.  In April 2009, a more detailed agreement was reached establishing the rules for the new system in the industrial sector.  Several (essential) employment-related issues are governed by national collective agreements and collective agreements with works councils at company level. Collective agreements may also be concluded at company level by the employer, on the one hand, and by the works councils on its premises, on the other. These agreements generally govern different aspects of the employment relationship and provide for conditions more favourable to workers than those of the national collective agreement in force. Decree-Law 66/2003 provides that workers are entitled to annual leave of at least four weeks, outside the provisions of Article 2109 of the Italian Civil Code. Unless otherwise provided for in the applicable national collective agreement, two of these four weeks must be taken in the year in which they are in force; the remaining two weeks can be taken within the next 18 months. annual leave must be taken by workers; severance pay is not possible unless the employment relationship has ended.
The agreement introduces the obligation for the contractor to certify its economic and financial soundness: in addition, the agreement prohibits the subcontracting of these activities and stipulates that the contractor must use its own means and tools of production, thus introducing a procurement criterion similar to the anti-fraud legal provisions provided for until 2003 (Law no. .