cod. 23885

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Diritto del lavoro (IUS/07)
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: LABOUR LAW

Learning objectives

The purpose of the course is the achievement of the following formative aims :
- developing the knowledge of trade union law and of the individual working relationship;
- achieving a wide capacity of comprehension of how the company economic organization can influence the working relationship;
- being able to use her/his own knowledge in order to define the criteria to solve judicial or extra judicial claim;
- achieving the basis knowledge for a theoretical – dogmatic analysis of the law system necessary for the research and developing of didactic activity.
- being able to read and interpret critically the topics discussed.
- Achieving the ability to express themselves with clear and correct vocabulary and demonstrate a good command of the technical-legal language related to the subject matter


Examinations of private law, constitutional law and Principle of Roman Law are essential.

Course unit content

Course’s syllabus consists of the following items:

Historical framework of Italian trade union law, since pre-corporative trade union law system, to its post-corporative evolution.
Trade union organization: trade union as association and “most representative” trade union. «Union rights». Industrial democracy. Collective relationships’ self-government. Typologies of collective agreement and the structure of collective bargaining. Contractual autonomy and legislation. Conflict’s institutionalization and self-regulation procedures. The role of legislation. Collective actions and public authority intervention. The repression of behaviours addressed to hamper union’s freedom.

Full programme

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- M.V. Ballestrero, Diritto sindacale, Turin, Giappichelli, 2023(or more recent edition on the market)
or alternatively,
- M. Magnani, Diritto sindacale, Turin, Giappichelli, 2021 (or more recent edition on the market)
or alternatively,
- M. Persiani, L. Lunardn, Diritto sindacale, 2021 (or more recent edition available on the market.

Teaching methods

The course is based on lessons given in person.
Should the need to carry out distance lessons arise again due to the exacerbation of the health emergency, notice will be given promptly through the elly platform.
During the teaching activity the characteristics of each institution will be highlighted, as well as the general issues related to their application will be discussed; in particular, some jurisprudential cases will be presented and discussed, among the most relevant in reference to the institutions dealt with during the lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

the exam consists of an oral exam.
During the exam, students will be asked at least two questions aimed at verifying:
- the knowledge and the comprehension of the contests of the course;
- the knowledge of the doctrinal and case law matters;
- the capability of solving concrete cases.
- the use of an appropriate technical and legal language;
Sufficient will be achieved when the student has shown knowledge, understanding of the institutes and the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to concrete cases.
Students attending during this A.A. will be able to take the exam in two parts: a first partial test relating only to the part of the program relating to trade union law at the end of the middle of the course, roughly in January or February, through an oral interview, whose date and modalities will be communicated during the course of the lessons; and a second test, also through an oral test, relating to the employment relationship (Module II) by the last exam of the summer session (exam in July).
The evaluation will be given by the weighted average of the marks obtained in the two partial. In the evaluation of the partial exam, as well as in the final one, the same criteria for verifying the knowledge acquired above will be followed.

Other information

During the exam students can consult the normative texts.
A good knowledge of the civil institutes of reference is required to pass the exam. In particular: unrecognized associations; obbligations; representation; nullity.