Working hours and absences

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The information and data presented in the section Working hours and absences refers to: Acea SpA, Acea Distribuzione, Acea Illuminazione Pubblica, Acea Reti e Servizi Energetici, Acea Ato 2, Acea Ato 5, LaboratoRI, Acea8cento, Acea Energia holding, Acea Energia and Acea Produzione


Total hours worked during the year remained more or less unchanged when compared with last year (see table No. 60);  the percentage of overtime out of total hours worked, both for men and women, was also stable, standing at 7.1% for men (6.9% in 2011) and 1.8% for women (1.9% in 2011).

Table No. 60- Acea’s employees: working hours (2010-2012)

    2010 2011 2012
  Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total
ordinary hours worked 5,808,919 1,456,624 7,265,543 5,451,445 1,386,671 6,838,116 5,395,439 1,444,928 6,840,367
Overtime worked 415,088 31,519 446,607 407,815 27,616 435,431 412,467 27,033 439,500
Total hours worked 6,224,007 1,488,143 7,712,150 5,859,260 1,414,287 7,273,547 5,807,906 1,471,961 7,279,867

The total number of days of absence rose slightly with respect to 2011 (+ 1.7%). Absences due to illness decreased along with  those for leave of absence or “other reasons”, by contrast absences for the use of sundry leave rose (study purposes, etc.), along with that for maternity/paternity leave, trade union leave and strikes. 

Table No. 61- Acea’s employees: days of absence (2010-2012)

    2010 2011 2012
  Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total
Absence due to illness 24,559 11,868 36,427 24,736 11,869 36,605 23,259 11,029 34,288
Absence due to maternity (pregnancy and post partum)/paternity leave 650 9,678 10,328 876 9,576 10,452 800 12,320 13,120
Absence due to strike action 430 93 523 1,057 264 1,321 1,407 397 1,804
Trade union leave 6,531 1,068 7,599 5,665 1,012 6,677 5,761 1,052 6,813
Other leaves of absence 3,197 1,693 4,890 3,141 1,803 4,944 2,239 1,982 4,221
sundry leaves of absence (study, health, mourning and generic reasons) 11,289 4,900 16,189 10,370 4,594 14,964 11,383 5,107 16,490
Other reasons (*) 2,158 538 2,696 2,798 773 3,571 2,334 836 3,170
Total days of absence (excluding holiday entitlement and accident & injury) 48,814 29,838 78,652 48,643 29,891 78,534 47,183 32,722 79,906
(*) The item “other reasons” is mainly represented by “secondment” and also includes leave for “public appointments” or “giving evidence” and days of “unjustified absence” and hydrothermal treatments.

The human resources can avail of different types of leave; furthermore the company makes flexible forms available to them: for example, recourse to part-time hours which in 2012 concerned 2.3% of the human resources, “orario fiduciario”, which middle managers and 3rd level white-collars have available, permitting a “personalised” handling of work time, in line with the services envisaged by the contract; and flexi-time for starting (between 7.45 a.m. and 9.00 a.m.) and leaving work (between 4.10 p.m. and 5.20 p.m.) envisaged for first, second and third level white-collars; in conclusion, the latter and blue-collars avail of a monthly accumulation of hours of leave to be recouped within the same month of use.