“I gift you a day off” –is the solidarity initiative that some APG employees devised to aid a colleague in need.
What are the solidarity holidays and how do they work?
Solidarity holidays are earned leave days transferred – for free – to colleagues to allow them to provide assistance to first-degree relatives who require constant care due to specific health conditions.
The Jobs Act (Legislative Decree 151/2015 art. 24) introduced this measure but it is subject to some restrictions:
- holidays may be transferred only among colleagues who have the same employer;
- they must be provided for and regulated by the CCNL (collective labor agreement); if not provided they must be defined by agreement between the parties
- the transfer is free of charge.
This is how some Albertini employees have shown their solidarity with a colleague, a compassionate gesture of humanity.