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

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 February 2013
Employment effect (start)
15 April 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Telecom Italia, the main Italian telecommunications company, is to cut 500 jobs (out of 44,600) in the next two years. According to the company, the new reorganization plan will mainly reform the customer services (call centers) and open access (network management) divisions. The company and the trade unions, after an initial plan of 2,750 job cuts, have started negotiations in order to find adequate measures to reduce the negative effects for workers. After some weeks, they reached a provisional agreement that envisages the recourse both to economic incentives and early retirement measures (which should involve around 500 workers) and to the “solidarity agreement” (which should involve around 2,500). At the end of March 2013 the parties should officially confirm the agreement (after the referendum with the workers).


  • 23 February 2013: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 14 March 2013: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2013), Telecom Italia, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 75075, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75075.