Gino Giugni

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Gino Giugni
Minister of Labor and Social Security
In office
April 1993 – May 1994
Prime MinisterCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
Personal details
Born1 August 1927
Died5 October 2009(2009-10-05) (aged 82)
Political partyItalian Socialist Party

Gino Giugni (1 August 1927 – 5 October 2009) was an Italian academic and politician and served as minister of labor and social security from 1993 to 1994.[citation needed]

Early life and education[edit]

Giugni was born in Genoa on 1 August 1927.[1][2] He held a law degree.[3]


Giugni was an expert on labour law.[4] He began his career as a professor at the University of Bari.[5] In 1968 he and Tiziano Treu founded the Italian Industrial Relations Research Association.[6] Giugni became the head of the national commission charged with drafting the workers' statute that passed in 1970.[7] He served as the director of the legislative office of the ministry of labour in the early 1980s. He also contributed to the economic agreement dated 22 January 1983.[8] The same year he became a member of the Italian senate, being a representative of the Italian Socialist Party.[9] He was reelected to the senate in 1987.[9]

From April 1993 to May 1994 he served as the minister of labor and social security in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.[9] From 1994 to 1996 he was a member of the Italian parliament for the Progressive left.[3] Following his retirement from politics he returned to his teaching post and taught labor law-related courses at Sapienza University of Rome and at LUISS.[1][10] He also taught at the various universities, including Nanterre, Paris, UCLA (Los Angeles), Buenos Aires and Columbia (New York).[11] He served as the president of the Italian Association of Labour Law and Safety.[12] He was also a member of the Academy of Europe.[10] He published articles in the Italian daily La Repubblica and the monthly Il Mulino.[12]


Giugni is the author of several books, including the following: Introduzione allo studio dell'autonomia collettiva (1960), Il sindacato fra contratti e riforme (1972), Lavoro, legge, contratti (1989) and L'intervista Fondata sul lavoro? (1994).[12]

Assassination attempt[edit]

Giugni was wounded in legs in an attack in Rome on 3 May 1983 when he was teaching at university and serving as the director at the ministry of labor.[8][13][14] The attack occurred after Giugni left his office at the university.[8] Perpetrators, one man and a woman, have not been identified and arrested.[8][15] A group linked to the Red Brigades claimed the responsibility of the attack.[16]


Giugni died in Rome on 5 October 2009 after long illness.[10][11] He was 82.[9]


  1. ^ a b Serena Uccello (5 October 2009). "È morto Gino Giugni, il padre dello Statuto dei lavoratori". Sole 24 Ore. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Gino Giugni". Italian Senate. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Gino Giugni, "father" of the State Employees". Italian Entertainment News. 5 October 2009. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  4. ^ Roberto Pedersini (28 March 1998). "Report assesses July 1993 tripartite agreement". eironline. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  5. ^ Silvana Sciarra (December 2009). "Gino Giugni Viaggiatore". Sociologia del Diritto. 36 (3): 199. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  6. ^ "International conference in commemoration of Prof. Marco Biagi". University of Modena. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  7. ^ Silvana Sciarra (2001). Labour Law in the Courts: National Judges and the European Court of Justice. Hart Publishing. p. 108. ISBN 978-1-84113-024-8. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d "Terrorism in Italy" (PDF). Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism. October 1985. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  9. ^ a b c d "Addio a Gino Giugni". Corriere Della Sera. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  10. ^ a b c "Gino Giugni". Academy of Europe. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Announcement by the Secretary General" (PDF). International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (125): 1. September–October 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2013.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ a b c "Gino Giugni". MediaMente. 11 June 1996. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  13. ^ Sarah Delaney (21 May 1999). "Killing Raises Italian Terrorism Specter". The New York Times. Rome. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  14. ^ Anna Cento Bull; Philip Cooke (28 May 2013). Ending Terrorism in Italy. Routledge. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-135-04080-2. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  15. ^ Charles Ridley (17 February 1984). "Red Brigades violence" (PDF). Press Republican. Rome. UPI. Retrieved 12 September 2013.[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "Terrorists wound law professor". Gadsden Times. 4 May 1983. Retrieved 12 September 2013.