Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale (AdSP – Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority): protocol for job security in the port area signed. Signed by President, Prefect, port operators and OO.SS representatives – October 3, 2019
The “Security Protocol in the port area” was signed this morning. In the meeting room of the AdSP of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea, the President Pietro Spirito, together with the representatives of the prefecture of Naples, brought together the companies of the port and the trade unions to sign the important agreement governing the activities to be implemented to reduce the risks of accidents for workers at the Naples port.
“It was – said President Pietro Spirito – a long and delicate joint work, which allows us today to arrive at a protocol that represents the operational tool for shared management of security between employers and trade unions; this objective was reached in agreement with the Prefecture, in a context of institutional collaboration between all the subjects. Occupational safety, even in the port area, remains a principle of primary interest and a guarantee for sustainable development: guaranteeing safety conditions in the workplace is an essential condition, in the interests of employers, trade unions and workers. “
The protocol follows a similar first experience, with an agreement signed in 2007. Today’s agreement represents a step forward for strengthening collaborative methods, for renewed attention to worker training and to the controls that institutions must periodically carry out to verify the full implementation of its contents. The Prefecture, present today at the agreement with two of its officials (the Prefect had already signed his digital signature but was unable to attend the meeting due to commitments), expressed great satisfaction with the results achieved by acknowledging the AdSP, and all the parties, a considerable commitment to arrive at the signing of a protocol shared by all those involved.
“Safety is an essential value – specified Vita Convertino of the Regional Secretariat of the FILT – CGIL – because we must guarantee workers the application of strict rules to minimize risks in the workplace. The protocol goes in this direction and we hope that the institutions will constantly monitor its application. “
Companies operating in the port and trade unions will now have 30 days to elect RLS (workers’ safety representatives) in every company. The protocol provides that each month the representatives elected in each site report to the Authority on the state of security and on the application of the protocol.
Source: Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale