Gino Giugni

Gino Giugni
Minister of Labor and Social Security
In office
April 1993  May 1994
Prime Minister Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Personal details
Born 1 August 1927
Died 5 October 2009(2009-10-05) (aged 82)
Nationality Italian
Political party Italian 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.

Early life and education

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

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. 1 2 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. 1 2 "Gino Giugni, "father" of the State Employees". Italian Entertainment News. 5 October 2009. 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. 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. 1 2 3 4 "Terrorism in Italy" (PDF). Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism. October 1985. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  9. 1 2 3 4 "Addio a Gino Giugni". Corriere Della Sera. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  10. 1 2 3 "Gino Giugni". Academy of Europe. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  11. 1 2 "Announcement by the Secretary General" (PDF). International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (125): 1. September–October 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  12. 1 2 3 "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.
  16. "Terrorists wound law professor". Gadsden Times. 4 May 1983. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
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