New solutions for an old work. Italian Trade Unions and the representation of non-standard workers How does non-standard work represent itself? Can it be represented by existing workers’ organizations, or does it require new forms of representation, or a deep renewal of the existing ones? The paper adresses such timely questions empirically, building on the results for Lombardy of a comparative quantitative and qualitative survey of local-level concertation in five European countries.
Thus, the evaluation of various forms and experiments of non-standard workers representation which recently took place in Lombardy concludes that, although frequently succesful and innovating, such experimentations have up to now involved only a small fraction of the potentially interestend workers.