The Confindustria newspaper applauds the agreement between Ita and the trade unions. An analysis by director Fabio Tamburini speaks of Altavilla as the manager with 'what it takes' for the new national airline to take off.

Ita-Airways has turned the page after reaching an agreement with the trade unions on a new national collective bargaining agreement which provides, among other things, a variable performance bonus. It is an agreement that the director of Il Sole24ore, Fabio Tamburini, defines a ” turning point” capable of “overcoming the past,” in a comment accompanying an interview with Ita-Airways executive president Alfredo Altavilla, published today on the front page of the financial newspaper.

“There is a passage from the interview with the director of Ita, Alfredo Altavilla, published today in Sole24Ore, which deserves attention,” writes Tamburini. “The new company must be considered a start-up,” and not the continuation in another form of Alitalia. “This comforts us because Alitalia has been for many, too many years, a black hole in which public money ended up: almost 23 billion thrown away which did not help to avoid a real disaster, an abyss of endless losses,” writes Tamburini.

“Altavilla has what it takes to make us forget the past, after having won managerial stars on the field as an essential component of the team that Sergio Marchionne surrounded himself, engaged in the relaunch of FCA. The agreement signed yesterday with most of the unions,” says Tamburini, in the analysis entitled A new company to overcome the past is a fundamental step in the attempt to get Ita off the ground and was not at all obvious. This is why it should be greeted with satisfaction.”

According to the director of Sole24Ore, “In the end, reasonableness prevailed, avoiding a conflict that would have crippled the nascent company. Of course, the recent blows of the pandemic do not help, but compared to the past, the turning point is evident.”

“It is equally certain that the time available to turn the page definitively is running ou,” notes Tamburini. “’We have to run’, Altavilla repeats to the airline’s main partners. On the horizon, it is inevitable that there will be a decisive choice: the alliance that will allow Ita to reduce the handicap of its size, insufficient to withstand international competition. The company born from the ashes of Alitalia is too small to go it alone. We will see how it ends. The negotiations took off on several fronts. And it is not certain that the landing will be in France or Germany.”

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