Trade Unions Law and Labour Law (2017/2018)

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Name of lecturer
Laura Calafà
Laura Calafà
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2018, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2018

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the necessary conceptual, normative and methodological bases for analysing and understanding the system of labour law and industrial relations. The purpose of the course is to make the student capable of assessing the issues arising in the implementation of the theoretical and regulatory framework, through correct reasoning and arguments.


The labour law course aims at analysing labour law in a broad sense, trade unions law included, comparing public sector and private sector rules. The system of regulatory sources: historical development, in the EU and domestic legal systems. Pre-Constitutional and Post-Constitutional phases, impact of the EU sources. Particular attention is paid to the legal regulation of the individual employment contract and to the relationships between labour law and the market as well as to the so called “administration” of the labour relationship. The historical overview of the whole discipline, strike-related rules included, is followed by the analysis of the articulated system of sources of labour law, with particular regard to statutory law, so called collective autonomy sources, collective agreements and concertation systems between social partners. Particular attention is paid to the trade unions topic in the public sector.

Sources of Labour Law – Collective agreements – Concertation – Employment contract – Labour Market.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Riccardo Del Punta Diritto del lavoro Giuffrè 2019 9788828803508 Il manuale è da studiare tutto con esclusione del capitolo XII, sez. V, Crisi dell’impresa

Assessment methods and criteria

For attending students the examination includes a written test and an, only eventual, oral discussion.
For non-attending students there is only one oral exam on the entire programme.
All these examinations are aimed at verifying students’ knowledge, correct use of language and capacity of connecting the different thematic areas involved in the domestic labour law system.

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