Genoa – The Labor Pact in the tourism sector was signed today, the agreement between the Liguria Region, trade unions and employers for the implementation of interventions to support companies in the sector for 2022. The measure, now in its fifth edition and financed through the European Social Fund, aims, through the provision of hiring bonuses, to incentivize tourism companies to guarantee the opening of the business for longer periods, with an increase both in terms of numbers and duration of employment of the employees.
“We are the only region in Italy to have implemented a measure of this type in the context of labor support interventions – affirms the president of the Region, Giovanni Toti- in a sector that has shown extraordinary resilience during the period of pandemic Suffice it to say that last year, in full health emergency, this Pact led to the signing of thousands of contracts of which over 200 permanent contracts, in particular linked to artisanal activities linked to tourism: an extraordinary result in a sector that we consider strategic for our territory “.” In the last two years, the Pact has helped the whole sector to reopen after the closures obliged linked to the pandemic – adds the regional councilor for active labor policies and tourism, Gianni Berrino -. The last edition had requests amounting to over 20 million euros for 7,132 employment contracts, requests that we are committed to satisfying despite the fact that we initially had 6.9 million euros in the budget “.
It was decided “to start with a bonus of 2,500 euros for minimum contracts of 6 months and to insert a second step with a bonus of 4 thousand euros, which we think is particularly rewarding for contracts of at least 8 months. The bonus of 6 thousand euros for permanent contracts remains unchanged. ” and tour operators, organization of conferences, fairs, parties and ceremonies) in addition to bathing establishments that enter into permanent or fixed-term employment contracts of at least six months; catering, bars, pastry shops and ice cream shops that enter into employment contracts for an indefinite period or for a fixed term of at least nine months The agreement was signed by Cgil, Cisl, Uil, Federalberghi, Confindustria, Confesercenti and Confartigianato.