Who wants, will work 4 days a week. Every year, 120 days of smart working
Agreement signed between the unions and the Intesa Sanpaolo group to regulate smart working, short 4×9 week and disconnection. This is what we read in a note released by Fabi. For smart working, in particular, a ceiling of 120 days per year is set, which rises to 140 days for some types of work, which can be used, in both cases, as part of a correct balance between face-to-face and remote activities. In addition, a meal voucher of 4.50 euros is recognized.
“Today’s is an important agreement which, gathering the contribution of the many colleagues who participated in the recent meetings, makes it possible to go beyond individual contracts, thus reiterating that collective agreements are the best way to manage the bank’s major changes in a context constantly evolving”, comments the Fabi Intesa Sanpaolo coordinator, Paolo Citterio.
With the agreement signed today, among other things, the short week is being introduced on an experimental basis, of 4 days for 9 hours each, in approximately 250 branches of the group. “Fabi’s objective is to extend the effective possibility of using smart working and the short week to all colleagues in the network. Confirming the centrality of the national contract, it was also reiterated that the use of smart working does not represent a tool and/or a prerequisite for company branches subject to future outsourcing, just as it does not affect the methods of measuring the employee’s work performance”, adds Citterio.
SMART WORKING AND SHORT WEEK, WHAT THE AGREEMENT PROVIDES
“Intesa Sanpaolo has signed an agreement with all the trade union organizations that integrates and expands the highly innovative measures of the new organizational model in progress since 1 January 2023”, reads a note released by the bank.
The main innovations in the field of flexible working, the bank explains, are the experimentation of smart working in over 280 branches of the Banca dei Territori and the Private Division with a consequent greater possibility of use by people; the increase of the meal voucher allowance to 4.50 euros per day for smart working days from home. As for the main changes regarding the short week, the note from Intesa Sanpaolo continues, there will be 40 large branches of the Banca dei Territori where the short week can be applied: 9 hours on 4 days with a reduction from 37.5 36 hours, on a voluntary basis, with equal pay according to the technical and operational needs of the company; from 1 November 2023, the staff of over 250 small branches will be able to request and voluntarily use the short week, on the day the branch is closed (between Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). There is also the possibility of using an inbound time flexibility that allows you to start work between 7 and 10 with a relative shift in the end of work time, both in the case of smart working and in face-to-face work, also working in ‘short week’.
Finally, in a few months, the note reads, since 1 January when the new measures were launched, 40,000 people have joined the new flexible workforce, equal to about 70% of those who could have been enabled before today’s agreement, governance structures and branches, and around 17,000 people on the short week, equal to 60% of the full-time staff of the governance structures and 12 large branches (data as at 30 April 2023).