Article 36 of the Italian Constitution is a firm guarantee of the national legal system. It comes back to the fore every year on the occasion of the First of May, a holiday that rarely receives the right attention. Yet even on Workers’ Day, Article 36 of the Constitution is outclassed by the famous Article 1. In light of the tensions between politics and the various trade union strikes frequently called in our country, Welcome Association Italy has decided to dedicate this short article to workers’ rights in Italy. In these moments of political and social tensions, we would like to remind our readers of the value of Article 36 of the Constitution, and then unravel the differences with Article 1.
What Article 36 Of The Constitution states
“A worker shall have the right to remuneration commensurate with the quantity and quality of his work and in any case sufficient to ensure for himself and his family a free and dignified existence. The maximum length of the working day shall be determined by law. The worker shall have the right to weekly rest and paid annual leave, and may not waive it.”