Contract renewed for 1.2 million agricultural workers

Pay increased by 3.9% in two stages, says Coldiretti

(ANSA) - Rome, October 22 - Agriculture workers in Italy will see a gradual pay increase of 3.9% in a renewed contract affecting 1.2 million people, farm organization Coldiretti said Wednesday.
    The national collective agreement retroactive to January 1, 2014 says that workers will see pay increases in two tranches, amounting to an increase of 50 euros first, then rising to a 70 euro increase by 2017.
    Coldiretti said the deal confirms the importance of agriculture to Italy and to the country's economic recovery.


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