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AGREEMENT NUMBER - VS/2020/0101 Expanding and Improving Workplace Democracy as a Prerequisite for Humanising Labour and the Work Environment – DIRECT II


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The challenge of direct participation for new industrial relations at the time of digitization

Rome, November 5th, 2021 / 9,30 a.m. – 16 p.m. (Hybrid; Presence/Webinar) / CGIL, d’Italia, 25 – Sala “F. Santi”.



Fulvio Fammoni, FDV President; Welcome greetings

Salvo Leonardi, FDV Researcher, Short presentation of the initiative

Kevin O'Kelly, Expert in Industrial Relations, DIRECT 2 study: a general overview of the state of art and first comparative findings

Fabrizio Pirro, Work Sociologist Univ. Rome, Direct Participation in the times of digitalization: which challenges?


Coffee Break

Andrzej Zybała, Sociologist, Warsaw University, The humanization of work: theoretical profiles

Tiziana Canal, Responsible of the INAPP Survey on the Quality of Work in Italy; Participation e quality of work: what happens when the employer involves

Michael Gold, Sociologist, Royal Holloway University, London, A feedback as discussant


Matteo Gaddi, Work Sociologist, Team-working and industrial relations: outcomes from empirical surveys in some metalworking factories

Cinzia Maiolini, Nat. Resp. Digitization and A.I. CGIL, The digitization of work in Italy and the challenges for the workers’ participation


The Highways for Italy (ASPI) case

Marco Micaroni, HRM National Official, ASPI  

Claudio Tadioli, National Resp. for Infrastructures and Mobility, FILT-CGIL  


Tania Scacchetti, National Secretary CGIL; Conclusions