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Page 1: ITALCEMENTI BUZZI UNICEM EWC agreements -  NEW EWC DIRECTIVE

ITALCEMENTIITALCEMENTIBUZZI UNICEMBUZZI UNICEM

EWC agreementsEWC agreements--

NEW EWC NEW EWC DIRECTIVEDIRECTIVE

Trevi, April 16, 2009Trevi, April 16, 2009

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EFBWW/FETBB EFBWW/FETBB

• European Industry Federation for the European Industry Federation for the construction industry, the building construction industry, the building materials industry, the wood and furniture materials industry, the wood and furniture industry and the forestry industry. industry and the forestry industry.

• The EFBWW has 74 affiliated unions in 30 The EFBWW has 74 affiliated unions in 30 countries and represents a total of countries and represents a total of 2,350,000 members. 2,350,000 members.

• The EFBWW is a member organisation of The EFBWW is a member organisation of the European Trade Union Confederation the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and has its headquarters in (ETUC) and has its headquarters in Brussels. Brussels.

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EFBWW/FETBBEFBWW/FETBB

• General Assembly every 4 yearsGeneral Assembly every 4 years• Executive Committee (meets twice a year)Executive Committee (meets twice a year)• Management Committee (meets twice a Management Committee (meets twice a

year before the ExCo meetings)year before the ExCo meetings)• 2 Standing Committees (Building and 2 Standing Committees (Building and

Wood)Wood)• 1 Health & Safety working group1 Health & Safety working group• 1 Multiproject Coordinators Group (EWCs)1 Multiproject Coordinators Group (EWCs)

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EFBWW/FETBBEFBWW/FETBB

• President:President: Domenico PESENTI Domenico PESENTI (Italy)(Italy)

• 1° Vice President: Luc Van Dessel 1° Vice President: Luc Van Dessel (Belgium)(Belgium)

• 2° Vice President: Hans Tilly (Sweden)2° Vice President: Hans Tilly (Sweden)

• General SecretaryGeneral Secretary: Sam H: Sam Häägglund gglund (Sweden)(Sweden)

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HISTORYHISTORY

• ITALCEMENTIITALCEMENTI• 1864:1864: Italcementi Italcementi

FoundationFoundation• End of ’80sEnd of ’80s: first : first

internationalization internationalization initiatives initiatives

• April 1992April 1992: Take : Take over of Ciments over of Ciments Français Français (globalization (globalization process)process)

• BUZZI UNICEMBUZZI UNICEM• 19071907: Buzzi : Buzzi

FoundationFoundation• 18721872: Unicem : Unicem

FoundationFoundation• 19991999: Buzzi-Unicem: Buzzi-Unicem• 2004:2004: Take over of Take over of

Dyckerhoff A.G.Dyckerhoff A.G.

(founded in (founded in 1864)1864)

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• ITALCEMENTIITALCEMENTI• Multinational enterprise of Multinational enterprise of

cement, ready mix and cement, ready mix and aggregates (5° in the world)aggregates (5° in the world)

• Employs Employs 23,00023,000 workers workers• Present in 22 countries in 4

continents of the world:• EU perimeter: Italy, France,

Belgium, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria.

• Other European countries: Albania, Cyprus, Turkey

• Asia:Asia: Saudi Arabia, China, Saudi Arabia, China, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, India, Sri Kazakhstan, Kuwait, India, Sri Lanka, ThailandLanka, Thailand

• Africa: Africa: Egypt, Gambia, Egypt, Gambia, Mauritania, MoroccoMauritania, Morocco

• North AmericaNorth America: Canada and : Canada and U.S.A.U.S.A.

• BUZZI UNICEMBUZZI UNICEM• International multi-regional International multi-regional

enterprise of cement, ready enterprise of cement, ready mix and aggregates.mix and aggregates.

• Employs Employs 11,00011,000 workers workers

• Present in 11 countries in the Present in 11 countries in the world:world:

• EU perimeterEU perimeter: Italy, : Italy, Germany, Poland, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, the Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Czech Republic Netherlands, Czech Republic and Slovakia.and Slovakia.

• Other countriesOther countries: Russia, : Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and USA.Ukraine, Mexico and USA.

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EWC agreementsEWC agreements

• EWC agreement EWC agreement signed in June, signed in June, 1995 (art. 13)1995 (art. 13)

• Renewed in 2003 Renewed in 2003 and 2007and 2007

• Next renewal: Next renewal: 20112011

• EWC agreement EWC agreement signed in June, signed in June, 2008 (art. 6)2008 (art. 6)

• Next renewal: Next renewal: 20122012

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EWC CompostionEWC Compostion

• ITALCEMENTI:ITALCEMENTI: 2626• 11 Italy 11 Italy • 8 France (1 cadre)8 France (1 cadre)• 2 Belgium 2 Belgium • 2 Spain2 Spain• 1 Greece 1 Greece • 2 Bulgaria2 Bulgaria

• BUZZI UNICEMBUZZI UNICEM: : 1515

• 6 Italy (1 cadre) 6 Italy (1 cadre) • 4 Germany 4 Germany • 1 Poland 1 Poland • 1 Czech Rep 1 Czech Rep • 1 the Netherland 1 the Netherland • 1 Luxembourg 1 Luxembourg • 1 Slovakia1 Slovakia

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Select Committee Select Committee CompositionComposition

• Italcementi: Italcementi: 55• 1 Italy1 Italy• 1 France1 France• 1 Belgium1 Belgium• 1 Spain1 Spain• Secretary: Secretary: from one from one

of the Italian TUsof the Italian TUs• The Italian EWCs The Italian EWCs

coordinator is coordinator is invited on behalf of invited on behalf of EFBWWEFBWW

• Buzzi Unicem: Buzzi Unicem: 55• 2 Italy2 Italy• 2 Germany2 Germany• Secretary: Secretary: from from

one of the Italian one of the Italian TUsTUs

• The Italian EWCs The Italian EWCs coordinator is coordinator is invited on behalf of invited on behalf of EFBWWEFBWW

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MeetingsMeetings• ItalcementiItalcementi::• 1 EWC annual meeting1 EWC annual meeting• (possibility of a 2° (possibility of a 2°

annual meeting if annual meeting if needed to be agreed in needed to be agreed in advance with the advance with the Management)Management)

• 2 EWC Select Committe 2 EWC Select Committe meetings meetings

• Possibility of an Possibility of an extraordinary meeting extraordinary meeting when neededwhen needed

• Buzzi UnicemBuzzi Unicem::

• 1 EWC annual meeting1 EWC annual meeting

• 2 EWC Select 2 EWC Select Committe meetings Committe meetings

• Possibility of an Possibility of an extraordinary meeting extraordinary meeting when neededwhen needed

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Items for EWC meetingsItems for EWC meetings• In both Italcementi and Buzzi Unicem EWC In both Italcementi and Buzzi Unicem EWC

meetings: meetings: • - - production and sales final figures and their probable production and sales final figures and their probable

evolution;evolution;– economic outcome;economic outcome;– employment situation and its probable evolution;employment situation and its probable evolution;– relevant investments and important and substancial relevant investments and important and substancial

technological innovations that may affect occupational technological innovations that may affect occupational levels and/or organisation and working methods;levels and/or organisation and working methods;

– enterprises and establishments’ restructurings and enterprises and establishments’ restructurings and transfers of production that may affect the employment in transfers of production that may affect the employment in general;general;

– vocational training;vocational training;– Health and Safety at workplace initiatives;Health and Safety at workplace initiatives;– environmental issues with particular reference to environmental issues with particular reference to

sustainable development initiatives.sustainable development initiatives.– Corporate Social ResponsibilityCorporate Social Responsibility

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ConfidentialityConfidentiality

• Italcementi:Italcementi:• Confidential Confidential

informationinformation: SNB and : SNB and EWC members, all EWC members, all those attending the those attending the meetings are not meetings are not authorised to reveal authorised to reveal to third parties, to third parties, information received information received in confidence by the in confidence by the ManagementManagement

• Buzzi Unicem:Buzzi Unicem: • Confidential information: Confidential information:

SNB and EWC members, SNB and EWC members, experts who assist them experts who assist them and all those attending and all those attending the meetings are not the meetings are not authorised to reveal to authorised to reveal to third parties, not third parties, not employed in the employed in the undertakings of the undertakings of the Group, information Group, information received in confidence received in confidence and defined and justified and defined and justified in such way, by the in such way, by the Management.Management.

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CommunicationCommunication

• Both for Italcementi and Buzzi Both for Italcementi and Buzzi Unicem Ewc members:Unicem Ewc members:

• In order to make communication In order to make communication among the EWC members easier, among the EWC members easier, they are entitled to use information they are entitled to use information systems (computer, printer, ext..) systems (computer, printer, ext..) available in the dedicated trade available in the dedicated trade union reps’ rooms or at their union reps’ rooms or at their working position. working position.

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SNB: SNB: possibility forpossibility for requesting requesting assistance by represetatives of assistance by represetatives of

competent recognised Community-level competent recognised Community-level TU organisationsTU organisations

Italcementi SNB (1995) was composed of Italcementi SNB (1995) was composed of workers reps, Italian TUs at national level and workers reps, Italian TUs at national level and

ManagementManagement

Buzzi Unicem SNB (2008) was composed of Buzzi Unicem SNB (2008) was composed of workers reps(15), Italian TUs at national level workers reps(15), Italian TUs at national level

(5), a German TU rep, EFBWW rep and (5), a German TU rep, EFBWW rep and ManagementManagement

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Trade unions’ presence is foreseen in the Trade unions’ presence is foreseen in the

negotiation and renegotiations phases (SNB)negotiation and renegotiations phases (SNB)

Italcementi:Italcementi: At the annual EWC At the annual EWC meetings composed of the preparatory, meetings composed of the preparatory, plenary and follow-up sessions, a trade plenary and follow-up sessions, a trade

union rep at national level for each union rep at national level for each Italian TU organisation (3), and the Italian TU organisation (3), and the

Italian EWCs coordinator (on behalf of Italian EWCs coordinator (on behalf of EFBWW) will be invited EFBWW) will be invited

Buzzi UnicemBuzzi Unicem: see above “: see above “plus together plus together with an external expert chosen by the with an external expert chosen by the

EWC”EWC”

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Transnational character: Transnational character: matters matters which concern the entire undertaking which concern the entire undertaking

or a group or at least 2 Member or a group or at least 2 Member StatesStates

Italcementi:Italcementi: as described in the new as described in the new Ewc DirectiveEwc Directive

Buzzi UnicemBuzzi Unicem: Buzzi Ewc members will : Buzzi Ewc members will receive information and will be receive information and will be

consulted on initiatives concerning consulted on initiatives concerning potential effects on workforce even if potential effects on workforce even if

just one country is involved.just one country is involved.The information has to be given The information has to be given simultaneously at national and simultaneously at national and

transnational level transnational level

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Information shall be given in order to enable Information shall be given in order to enable workers’ reps to acquaint with the subject workers’ reps to acquaint with the subject

matter and examine it, at such time, fashion matter and examine it, at such time, fashion and with content as are appropriate to and with content as are appropriate to undertake an in-depth assessment and undertake an in-depth assessment and

prepare for consultations prepare for consultations

Both for Italcementi and Buzzi Both for Italcementi and Buzzi Unicem:Unicem:

Managements Managements will send at least 30 days will send at least 30 days before the annual EWC meeting the before the annual EWC meeting the

documents concerning the information-documents concerning the information-consultation matters together with the consultation matters together with the agenda, date and venue of the meeting agenda, date and venue of the meeting

in all the Ewc members’ languagesin all the Ewc members’ languages

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EWC members have the possibility to be EWC members have the possibility to be assisted by expertsassisted by experts

Italcementi:Italcementi: On specific matters, the On specific matters, the EWC, through its select committee, can EWC, through its select committee, can request an external expert assistance request an external expert assistance for the preparatory session, agreed in for the preparatory session, agreed in advance with the Management. His fee advance with the Management. His fee

will be paid by the Management.will be paid by the Management.Buzzi UnicemBuzzi Unicem: : Buzzi Ewc members have Buzzi Ewc members have

the possibility to consult an external the possibility to consult an external expert, chosen by them (paid by the expert, chosen by them (paid by the

Management) who can Management) who can activelyactively attend attend all the meetings (preparatory, plenary, all the meetings (preparatory, plenary, follow-up, extraordinary) and take part follow-up, extraordinary) and take part

in all the items of the agendain all the items of the agendaExternal expert max fee per day: € External expert max fee per day: €

800,00800,00

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The right for Ewc members to be The right for Ewc members to be trainedtrained

Both for Italcementi and Buzzi UnicemBoth for Italcementi and Buzzi Unicem

The EWC Select Committee and the The EWC Select Committee and the Management will verify the possibility Management will verify the possibility of training seminars on workers’ reps of training seminars on workers’ reps interest, also co-financed by the EC interest, also co-financed by the EC

through project submission.through project submission.

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BWI – Building and Wood BWI – Building and Wood workers Internationalworkers International

• BWI is the Global Union Federation grouping free and BWI is the Global Union Federation grouping free and democratic unions with members in the Building, democratic unions with members in the Building, Building Materials, Wood, Forestry and Allied sectors. Building Materials, Wood, Forestry and Allied sectors.

The BWI groups together around 318 trade unions The BWI groups together around 318 trade unions representing around 12 million members in 130 representing around 12 million members in 130 countries. The Headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland. countries. The Headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland. Regional Offices are located in Panama and Malaysia, Regional Offices are located in Panama and Malaysia, South Africa, India, Australia, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, South Africa, India, Australia, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Lebanon, Kenya, South Korea, Russia, Argentina, Peru Lebanon, Kenya, South Korea, Russia, Argentina, Peru and Brazil. and Brazil.

BWI mission is to promote the development of trade BWI mission is to promote the development of trade unions in the sectors throughout the world and to unions in the sectors throughout the world and to promote and enforce workers rights in the context of promote and enforce workers rights in the context of sustainable development. sustainable development.

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Italcementi and IFAItalcementi and IFA

• IFA is based on the signatories’ joint IFA is based on the signatories’ joint commitment to respect basic human commitment to respect basic human and trade union rights according to the and trade union rights according to the fundamental principles of human rights fundamental principles of human rights as defined in the as defined in the Universal Declaration Universal Declaration of Human Rightsof Human Rights, the , the ILO Declaration on ILO Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, ILO Conventions and the at Work, ILO Conventions and the OECD guidelines on Multinational OECD guidelines on Multinational Companies.Companies.

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Italcementi and IFAItalcementi and IFA

• In June, 2008 an IFA was signed by In June, 2008 an IFA was signed by Italcementi Management, a BWI Italcementi Management, a BWI representative, the Italian TUs at representative, the Italian TUs at national level and the national level and the Italcementi EWC, Italcementi EWC, through its Select Committee.through its Select Committee.

• Italcementi Group, through this IFA, Italcementi Group, through this IFA, commits itself to promote these commits itself to promote these principles with its subsidiaries, principles with its subsidiaries, contractors, subcontractors and contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. suppliers.

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THANKS FOR YOUR THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION ATTENTION