Fabi: independent and autonomous trade union
FABI, THE AUTONOMUS FEDERATION OF ITALIAN BANK WORKERS, IS AN INDIPENDENT AND AUTONOMOUS TRADE UNION
On July 31 st , 2010, FABI had 100.000 members, bank employees of any kind of salary schemes and status (upper and middle management, bank clerks and messengers).
REPRESENTATION OF THE CATEGORY OF CREDIT SECTOR WORKERS
FABI operates, as a representative of the category of credit sector workers and upon explicit appointment by the government extended from time to time, in several bodies, such as the CNEL (Consiglio Nazionale dell'Economia e del Lavoro - National Council of Economics and Labour), which the General Secretary has been appointed to in June 2000 as advisor.
FABI ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCALE
Since 1987, FABI has been associated to FIET, now UNI (Union Network International). UNI is accredited with ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation), OIT (Organisation Internationale du Travail - International Labour Organization) and the BIT (Bureau International du Travail - International Employment Office) of Geneva and the European Union.
In addition, FABI takes an active part in the meetings promoted throughout the world by the other European and international trade union federations (of the credit and insurance sector). At last, the International Department of FABI maintains constant and dynamic relations of interchange with the trade unions of the major European countries, those of the African Mediterranean and the American continent.
EUROPEAN PROJECTS FINANCED
In 1997, FABI has initiated an intense activity of development of the human resources by suggesting and realizing training and research programs in the field of the new technologies and globalization of the role of the bank workers.
The principal project aims have been achieved, i.e. to draw the attention to the problems of the bank workers envolved in the processes of globalization of the markets, information technology, the application of telework and the new forms of private banking and the effects that these methodologies have on the professionality and the new roles.
FABI, with the help of the funds allocated by the European Commission, has faced issues of virtual banking, teleworking, the role of women in positions of responsability, the participation of employees in the body of shareholders of a company and, at last, safety at work.
In addition, international meetings and training stages have been promoted in other member states with the intention of acquiring knowledge and experiences matured by the other trade union realities.
Up to now, approximately 12 projects have been completed that have envolved numerous trade union officials coming from different territorial realities with an interesting development of their professionality necessary for the easing of the social dialogue.
This activity is becoming consolidated by the programming of new initiatives on a regional scale, through the financing by the European Social Fund, on a national scale, with projects presented by the Ministery of Labour, INAIL (Istituto Nazionale per l'Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro - National Institute for Insurance against Industrial Injuries), ISPESL (Istituto Superiore per la Prevenzione e la Sicurezza del Lavoro - National Institute of Occupational Safety and Prevention) etc. and throughout the European Union, through the program Leonardo, the European Commission G.D. Employment and Social Affairs, the fifth outline program on research etc.