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04/14/2014 - 08:00 AM

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Special Training Projects

The Telecom Italia Industrial Relations School has been launched as a permanent forum for discussion between industrial relations operators from companies, institutions and industry associations, thus promoting social dialogue.  A scientific committee consisting of representatives from the world of academia and the media, as well as top management people from Telecom Italia, guides the decisions taken by the School, which promotes training sessions and workshops in which the Company's employees and managers, together with trade union representatives and industrial relations professionals, are able to examine and discuss the main labour-related issues, industry trends and the evolution of national and international scenarios.In order to broaden the discussion further and encourage the development of a widespread understanding of these issues, the School also plans to promote a series of conferences. The first of these meetings, entitled "Social scenario and industrial relations models" was attended by the Minister of Employment and Social Policy, the general secretaries of the main trade union confederations and Telecom Italia's top management.

Coverage of University Fees : Telecom Italia has promoted an innovative project for all its employees, providing an opportunity to sign up free of charge to any of the degree courses provided by the Law, Economics, Engineering, Communication Sciences and Psychology faculties of the Uninettuno International Telematic University, with the aim of promoting the development of their knowledge and skills. Set up with the agreement of the industry's main trade unions - SLC-CGIL, FISTel-CISL and UILCOM-UIL, the initiative was so successful that the total number of applications for which provision had initially been made was reached within an hour of applications being opened (over 3,000 people signed up). In view of this result, in order to fulfil the wishes of people working for Telecom Italia to continue improving their knowledge and skills, the Company decided, again in agreement with the trade unions, to review the terms of the initiative and to accept all the applications received.

Brazil: The project “Vagão da formação” allows employees whose salaries are below a certain threshold to attend online degree courses in business administration. The subsidy paid by the company amounts to as much as 80% of the cost of attending the university, depending on the employee's wage band.