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EFFAT demands action against unfair dismissal procedure by NH Italy


On 8 March NH ITALY started a dismissal procedure affecting 98 members of staff, 56 of which are employed in the NH hotels in Rome and Palermo, which will likely close down. Another 42 layoffs will be due to ‘reorganising procedures across the country. This will be the eighth since 2012, with almost 500 workers at risk of losing their job.

Lately the NH chain has performed particularly well in Italy. The decision therefore comes as a surprise for EFFAT’s Italian affiliates Filcams CGIL, Fisascat CISL and UILtucs UIL, who have urged the company to reconsider its position and clarify its long-term strategy in Italy.

In light of the recent agreement establishing a NH EWC structure, EFFAT urges the European management to open a constructive dialogue with the Italian Unions and to convene a EWC meeting immediately, with the hope to find a speedy and viable solution for the company and the workers affected by the procedure.


For more information please contact:

Enrico Somaglia
EFFAT Company Policy Officer



EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.