Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Communication Services
61 - Telecommunications

3,900 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 August 2010
Employment effect (start)
30 August 2010
Foreseen end date
30 August 2012


Telecom Italia, the Italian leading telecommunications company, has announced a 2010-2012 reorganisation plan that envisages 3,900 job cuts by the end of 2012. Also the last two reorganisation plans, that the company announced in recent years, included job losses.

According to the company, the redundant workers could benefit from economic incentives for voluntary dismissals and other measures in order to avoid direct lay-offs. Telecom Italia has around 55,000 employees in Italy. The trade unions reacted to the company's decision announcing several protest actions.

On 4 August 2010, Telecom Italia, the trade unions and the Italian government have reached an agreement on the implementation of the job cuts envisaged by the last two reorganisation plans. The agreement provides for economic incentives for voluntary dismissals and the recourse to the "voluntary mobility" with a view to early retirement for 3,900 redundant workers. The workers could benefit of the measures in the period 2010-2012. Moreover, the agreement envisages the recourse to the "job-security agreements" and training courses with a view to outplace 2,200 employees within the company.



Eurofound (2010), Telecom Italia, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 70466, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70466.