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USF Unions’ second letter to the Italian Ministry of Health: 19 July 2023

On 19 July 2023 a joint letter  from the USF Unions in EUI Florence, ERC Ispra and ETF Torino was delivered via PEC by lawyer Michela Velardo to the Italian Ministry of Health and to Central office of JSIS. Main points addressed as critical: the agreement introduces a voluntary adherence to SSN, but also an […]

New Union Members Welcome Scheme

This scheme applies to the first year of a new Union member subscription. The Welcome scheme fees are proportionally reduced based on the ‘normal’ fees listed above, and should also be paid at one time. No proportional discounted rates are applied to renewals of membership. 100% for new subscriptions till 31 March 75% for new […]

USF Newsletter September 2022 on negotiations between the EC and the Italian Authorities on access to National Health Insurance Scheme

Following a recent decision by PMO, there is a plan to abolish the Italian National health card altogether for staff residing in Italy. Affiliates of the Joint Health Insurance Scheme residing in Italy are all entitled to coverage by the Italian National Health Service, as Article 32 of the constitution and downstream legislation that provides […]

US newsletter – April 2022

In the latest US newsletter: “European Trade Union Federations say Commission must limit its power over social dialogue”. We could not agree more: trade union rights are human rights! Social dialogue cannot be unilateral, it needs collaboration from BOTH the administration and the trade unions/ staff representations. You can learn more about this statement here. […]