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Claudio Treves | Advisory Board

Claudio Treves, married with two children, a degree in philosophy, lives in Rome. Since 1973 he started as a student to cooperate with Cgil, campaigning for the right to study and training for workers; in 1977 he started working with Filcams (the Cgil Union responsible for trade, tourism and service workers), first in the Rome section, and since 1984 in the national structure. In this context he became responsible for collective bargaining in multinational companies (eg Metro, Ikea, Hewlett Packard, Lidl, etc.) as well as big national companies (La Rinascente); since 1980 he took part in several negotiations for the commerce collective agreement, and in 1998 he became directly responsible for the negotiation of the tourism collective agreement. From 1994 through 1999 he has been responsible for international relations at Filcams-Cgil, a role which led him to be active in UNIEuropa (then called Fiet), especially in the commerce sector and its social dialogue. In 1996 through 2002 he was a member of  Filcams’ National Secretariat.
From 2002 till September 2013 he became responsible for the Labour department of Cgil, which meant dealing with the various legislative changes which came about in those years, taking part in drafting Cgil’s responses and counterproposals, especially in relation with unemployment benefits and employment safeguard measures. This position led him to establish frequent contacts and relations with employers’ associations (Confindustria, Confcommercio, etc.) as well as with the institutional levels (central Government, Regional Governments, National welfare Institute).
In September 2013 he was elected Secretary General of NIdiL, which is the Cgil Union that organises workers with atypical working relations (temporary agency workers, self-employed and other atypical workers).
He wrote and edited some publications, relating to various researches in which he was involved (on Cgil grass root structures, on the involvement of migrant workers in Union activity), and various articles in specialised journals on topics related to his work (especially unemployment benefits).
On September 2013, he has been elected General Segretary of NIdiL-Cgil. This is a new experiment in Union Organising, devoted to interim and "atypical workers" such as self-employed, unemployed and under new forms of dependance. Under this new position he has to engage in new frontiers of work organisation on behalf of companies and also new forms of bargaining and organising on behalf of Unions.