MILAN, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Fastweb will let its workers decide
whether they work from home or from its offices, the Italian
telecoms group said on Friday after reaching a deal with unions
to extend voluntary "smartworking" for all of its 3,000
employees in Italy.
Owned by Swisscom, Fastweb has reopened offices in nine
Italian cities after coronavirus lockdowns. It had been one of
the few companies in Italy promoting working from home or
remotely, before this year's coronavirus crisis.
Fastweb said in a statement that it had agreed to maintain
existing financial terms for all its employees, including
benefits, although the agreement, which begins this month, does
not include any extra contribution for those working from home.
The firm said it will trial the arrangement until the end of
June next year, with the aim of making it permanent.
(Reporting by Elvira Pollina; Editing by Alexander Smith)