The Italian manufacturer of luxury cars Lamborghini has reached an agreement with the FIOM and FIM-CISL unions on the introduction of a four-day work week for its production workers, company representatives, and labor associations announced yesterday.
“The FIOM and FIM-CISL unions said the agreement is “historical” as it is the first in the automotive industry in Europe to achieve a significant reduction in working hours without cutting wages, but rather increasing them,” the Reuters news agency stated.
“Work less and work better, this is the principle by which these negotiations were conducted,” says the union’s press release.
Production workers on a rotating two-shift schedule will alternate a five-day week with a four-day week, overall cutting 22 days of work each year, the unions said.
Employees who work in three shifts will have a five-day work week that will alternate with two four-day work weeks, which means that every year they will work 31 days less than before, the announcement concludes.