The Italian Footwear Manufacturers Association (Assocalzaturifici) said it remains operational and is offering help and support to members who are encountering commercial difficulties, including juridical assistance.
Assocalzaturifici said all its staff are operating in a "smart working" regime, minimising social contacts and with data located on an online server. In response to an increasing number of requests for help from its members, for the management and resolution of commercial problems that have resulted from the expansion of the Covid-19, the association is offering the services of its law firm to its members at no cost to the companies. For instance, members that have received order cancellations or payment refusals can send requests for assistance. Siro Badon, President, Assocalzaturifici, said they are working closely with industrial relations representatives and that a summary of the tools put in place by the government and local authorities to help the companies deal with the emergency situation, particularly to help clarify the rules of layoffs, will be made available shortly.
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