Job protection law must go, says employers' chief

(AGI) Rome, Sept 21 - The whole world sees Italy through thelens of Article 18 of the 1970 Workers Statute, which currentlystates that companies with over 15 employees that fire someonewithout just cause must give them their job back, and I want itrevoked, said President of employers' associationConfindustria, Giorgio Squinzi, in Interview on SkyTG4 news onSunday. "Talking to people worldwide, they tell us that it'simpossible to invest in Italy because of Article 18 and thefact that when you hire an employee you do so for life." . .

(AGI) Rome, Sept 21 - The whole world sees Italy through thelens of Article 18 of the 1970 Workers Statute, which currentlystates that companies with over 15 employees that fire someonewithout just cause must give them their job back, and I want itrevoked, said President of employers' associationConfindustria, Giorgio Squinzi, in Interview on SkyTG4 news onSunday. "Talking to people worldwide, they tell us that it'simpossible to invest in Italy because of Article 18 and thefact that when you hire an employee you do so for life." . .