Reciprocal solidarity and accessory work
What is it?
A project whose objectives are to underpin the income of households in difficulty, reinforce the sense of belonging to the local community and make labour resources available to society in order to offer further services to the territory.
Who is it for?
A. Target (potential workers)
The project is aimed at adult Italian citizens and foreign nationals with valid residence permits living in the reference areas of the project, in difficulty due to the employment crisis. The project is also aimed at young people, under 29 years old, who have not yet entered the labour market or are currently enrolled at university.
Target workers must therefore be over 18 years old and belong to an ISEE (indicator of economic situation equivalent) income band not exceeding 25,000 euros, which if necessary can be verified through the instant production of ISEE according to the procedures of individual municipalities, and must be:
• Recipients of salary supplements;
• Recipients of services connected to unemployment status: ordinary unemployment benefit (Aspi – Assicurazione sociale per l’impiego), redundant workers (with or without benefits), special treatment for construction sector unemployment, reduced requirement unemployment benefit (mini Aspi);
• Workers with part-time work contracts resulting from “solidarity contracts” (in which case, the occasional and ancillary work activities may not be carried out for the same employer as the part-time work contract);
• Unemployed individuals not eligible for Aspi or no longer entitled to receive it;
• First time job seekers under 29 years old;
• Young people, under 29 years old currently enrolled at university.
Unemployed applicants should be enrolled in the lists of available workers at the relevant job centre.
In the spirit of this project, considering both the normative restrictions and the restrictions imposed by the statute of the Compagnia which do not permit payment of contributions to profit-making subjects – the ancillary nature of the activities defines the condition that the activities performed not be included in those of the client mission statement, nor that they have a continuous nature – clients are identified as non-profit bodies, including public bodies.
What does it propose and what does it do?
The aim of the project is to involve citizens affected by the crisis in paid activities promoted by non-profit organisations working in the area of “care of the community”, through the use of vouchers for ancillary work according to clauses 70 and 72 of legislative decree 276/03 and later modifications and integrations as modified by law 92/2012, with the intent of underpinning the income of households in difficulty, reinforcing the sense of belonging to the local community and making labour resources available to society in order to offer further services to the territory.
What is Occasional ancillary work?
It’s a particular type of business relationship; its aim is to regulate any occasional work acitivites, classed specifically as “ancillary”, which are not ascribable to work contracts as they are carried out sporadically. In this way they offer employment opportunities and salary supplements to individuals who are out of work or who have not yet entered the labour market, guaranteed by social security and covered against accidents at work. Payment of occasional ancillary work takes place through the distribution of work vouchers with a nominal value of 10 euros. Multiple vouchers (not to be used separately) from 20 to 50 euros are also available.
The framework of this project defines possible activities as those which broadly speaking come under “care in the community”, and can be grouped in the following categories:
• Cleaning and maintenance of buildings, gardens, streets, parks and monuments;
• Sports, cultural and charity events and trade shows;
• Conservation of local places of interest and social, cultural and environmental education;
• Solidarity and social integration projects.
The non-profit bodies must submit concrete proposals for supplementary or complementary activities to those which they already carry out, proposals which focus on a “sense of belonging and looking after the city and its citizens together”. This means it will be necessary to move forward with projects or “targeted campaigns”. Moreover, the thinking behind “targeted campaigns”, which by nature are occasional and temporary, clearly comes under the logic and the administrative interpretation of the norms provided by the INPS.
The project has two aims: on the one hand, to combat the social and economic decline of citizens in situations of economic hardship caused by the employment crisis and reinforce their sense of belonging to the local community, and on the other hand, to make labour resources available to society in order to offer further services to the territory.
The Compagnia has tested the concrete application of the ancillary work measures, creating a structured project around this tool by making significant funds available.
Period of activity
The project has been active since 2010.
Where it operates
The territory involved incorporates the city of Torino and those municipalities of the Province of Torino which as of 31/12/2010 have a population of over 20,000.
Additionally, with a view to a gradual exit from the project it has been decided to provide a contribution amounting to half that of 2012 to the municipalities involved in the 2012 project who would have been excluded according to the new conditions.
The list of municipalities involved can be found in the Guidelines, available for download at the bottom of this page.
The project will see the efficient collaboration of the City of Torino through the Direzione Lavoro, Sviluppo Fondi Europei and Smart City, of the INPS Direzione Regionale Piemonte, of the INPS Provinciale of INAIL Direzione Regionale Piemonte with support initiatives and technical assistance.
Links to other projects
Information about people in difficulty was received from Ufficio Pio and the Compagnia’s other projects (Nomis, Il Bandolo, Logos).