Trade union relations

Barilla fosters relations with Trade Unions based on the principles of integrity and transparency, through three main channels.



Only 0.1% of working hours were lost to strikes or labor disputes at Barilla in 2017.

Barilla's main channels are:

  • the European Works Council (EWC);
  • The Confederation of National Trade Unions (Confederazione dei Sindacati Nazionali - CSN), which benefits from the support of national and local trade union secretariats;
  • Site-specific Unitary Trade Union Representation Bodies (Rappresentanza Sindacale Unitaria - RSU) in place at 10 plants, 4 mills, offices and sales units. The RSU coordination team meets twice a year to discuss matters pertaining to the social and economic context of the country, performance trends, and analyses of indicators and strategies relating to the plants. Local RSUs are also in charge of handling matters concerning the individual site to which they belong, such as training routes, environment and safety, impact on employment and specific issues of a local nature.

Thanks to responsible management of relations with trade union representatives, only 0.1% of working hours were lost to strikes or labor disputes at Barilla in 2017.