Sep 16 – 17, 2021
Palazzo Strozzi
Europe/Rome timezone

Pandemic crisis and strategies switch in the firm-level bargaining: some empirical evidence from Italian administrative data

Sep 16, 2021, 5:00 PM
Track 1 2.1


Dr Manuel Marocco (INAPP) Achille Paliotta (INAPP)Dr Massimo Resce (INAPP)


This work is based on the Italian administrative data (source: Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali) resulting from the applications submitted to access specific tax benefits on the Performance-Related Pay (PRP) collectively established at firm or territorial level. This gives the database its originality since there are still no census data on the firm level bargaining in Italy.
After a brief reconstruction of the institutional framework and its most recent evolutions, first evidence will be provided on the impact of the pandemic crisis on collective agreements dealing with PRP, subject which more than others (health security management, access to Short Times Working Schemes, working hours, etc.) may have been negatively affected by the economic and employment crisis generated by the pandemic itself.
Some qualitative analysis based on case studies will also be presented to support and integrate the database’s information. Specifically, four companies that, having had access to the tax break on the PRP, were interviewed in 2019 and again in 2020, precisely to verify the role of collective bargaining in the management of the pandemic.
The aim of the paper is to discuss the strategies switch in the second level bargaining due to the pandemic crisis.

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