Strike in Italian

It is interesting that despite the fact that any workflow is regulated by a whole bunch of documents and instructions. Strict adherence to them by all employees, oddly enough, leads to huge economic losses for the company as a whole. And "work according to the rules", that is, purposeful observance of the code and instructions by employees of enterprises is usually called Italian strike.

What is the Italian strike?

An ordinary strike is the termination of work by employees of the enterprise in order to fulfill their demands by the employer. That is, in fact, this is an ordinary blackmail. The difference between the Italian strike is that it implies strict compliance by employees of the organization with all job instructions and rules, without violating them absolutely in anything. This, coupled with the bureaucratic nature of job descriptions and the inability to take into account all the nuances of production activities in them, leads to a significant decline in productivity and leads to losses for the enterprise.

The term "Italian strike" began to be used after 1904, when in Italy (according to various sources) police officers, railroad workers or airline employees, in order to achieve an increase in wages, began to perform work strictly according to instructions, thereby provoking failures in a well-functioning system.

Subsequently, this civilized method of fighting the authorities began to spread in other countries, including Russia. Thus, back in July 1907, the newspaper Russkoe Slovo reported: "An" Italian "strike is being carried out on the St. Petersburg-Warsaw railway, consisting in strict observance of instructions in the production of maneuvers, due to which trains are late and many are canceled."

More than a century has passed since then, and this form of protest is still used by employees of enterprises to fight against company management. At the same time Italian strike is a very effective method of influencing the employer. It is difficult to fight it with the help of anti-strike laws, and it is almost impossible to bring the initiators to justice, since formally they operate in strict accordance with the Labor Code.

How to carry out an Italian strike?

1. Exactly comply with the internal labor regulations.

2. Require actual safety briefing where it is provided, and not just sign the familiarization log.

3. Strictly comply with the established labor standards, in no case exceeding them.

4. In the absence of equipment, tools, technical documentation and other means necessary for the employee to fulfill his job duties, immediately inform the employer about it. If due to the lack of this equipment, tools, technical documentation, etc. it is impossible for the employee to fulfill his job duties, it is also necessary to notify the employer about the start of downtime due to the employer's fault.

5. If the employee is not provided with personal and collective protective equipment in accordance with the established norms, it is necessary to notify the employer about the beginning of the downtime due to his fault.

6. If the instructions indicate that the employee at the end of the work is obliged to clean the workplace (or keep the workplace clean) - to clean up the workplace not after the end of the working day, but 5 minutes before the end of the working day, since this is the employee's obligation, which he is obliged to perform within a specified time.

7. Perform only that work and observe only those labor duties that are provided for by his labor (official) duties, with which the employee is familiar.

8. Refuse to work on weekends and holidays and from overtime work (Article 99 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation). In this case, it must be remembered that it is possible to involve an employee in work on weekends and overtime without his consent only in cases specified by law.

Compliance with these rules will not give the employer the opportunity to bring you to disciplinary responsibility, since everything is enforced according to the law.