Italy progresses towards guaranteed income for live events workers

Italy progresses towards guaranteed income for live events workers

Italy’s live events sector has welcomed a significant step forward for “historic” legislation that would introduce a guaranteed income for performing arts workers.

The Senate’s Culture and Labour Committee has now passed the Delegated Bill on Entertainment, which includes an amendment introducing the ‘discontinuity allowance’, a measure that recognises preparation, training and study times as integral parts of working life within the sector. The bill now moves to Parliament, where if passed it will become law.

Trade groups were delighted by the committees’ decision, saying that reform was necessary after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic . It is claimed that […]

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