The article outlines the activity of Tiziano Treu as Minister for Employment in the ‘90s.
The author points out that his action, though aimed at making Labour Law more flexible, especially
through the so called “Pacchetto Treu”, was always well balanced. The difference from the policies of
right-wing parties in the first decade of 21st century is striking. Treu always put through his legislative
acts by means of concertation with social partners, and also the Pacchetto Treu increases flexibility
while empowering collective bargaining; the right-wing governments, by contrast, constantly tried to
divide the Trade Union movement and give more power to individuals and employers.
Key words: Tiziano Treu; Minister for Employment; “Pacchetto Treu”; social concertation.