Overtime work in construction: what does the CCNL for Crafts, Industry and Cooperatives provide?


Emma Potter

Construction craftsmanship

The CCNL Construction Crafts of 23 July 2008, in the text in force from 1 May 2022 to 30 September 2024, qualifies as additional or overtime work the services provided beyond the hours referred to in articles 6 and 8 of the collective agreement.

Annual limit
The use of overtime is permitted in compliance with a annual ceiling of 250 hours.

The percentages
Performances classified as overtime give the employee the right to a hourly compensation increased with the following percentages:

Type of service Percentage increase in hourly compensation
Overtime 35%
Holiday work 45%
Extraordinary holiday work 55%
Night job not included in regular alternating shifts
28% Daytime work included in regular alternating shifts
12% Night job
included in regular alternating shifts 14%
Night job of the guardian
8% Night job
of a continuous nature for workers carrying out construction or repair work which can only be carried out at night 16%
Night job extraordinary
40% Night holiday work

Night holiday work
extraordinary 70%Sunday work with compensatory rest, excluding shift workers


Night hours are considered to be those spent between 10pm and 6amWhat obligations does the company have?

Without prejudice to the annual limit of overtime hours, the request for the services in question by the employer must be made with

72 hours notice to the worker except in cases of urgent, non-deferrable and occasional needs. Information to the RSU Territorial artisan organizations are required to supply the local RSU every two monthsinformation on overtime work carried out in the two-month period

  • . What changes for employees?For the
  • employees a specific regulation applies to overtime. However, al equal to the workers

:qualifies as extraordinary performance exceeding normal working hours always set at 40 hours per week;they consider themselvesnight hours

those between 10pm and 6am. No technical or administrative employees provides the CCNL, can refuse within the limits permitted by law, to carry out overtime work, at night and on holidays, unless there are justified reasons for impediment

  • ” (article 57 Ccnl).
  • The same
  • article 57
  • contemplate
  • different percentage increases
  • compared to those of the workers
  • for example:
  • daytime overtime, 35%;

holiday work, 45%;

overtime, 55%; night work not included in periodic shifts, 34%; night work included in periodic shifts, 10%;night overtime, 47%; holiday night work (excluding that included in periodic shifts), 50%;

extraordinary night work on holidays, 70%. Construction industryThe

  • CCNL Construction industry
  • of 19 April 2010 in the text in force from 1 March 2022 to 30 June 2024 defines overtime as activity exceeding the hours referred to in

article 5of the Ccnl. The regulation of overtime work contained in the collective agreement for the construction industry follows that described above for the craft sector,

except for the increase percentages

: daytime work included in regular alternating shifts, 9%; night work included in regular alternating shifts, 12%. Also change the

bimonthly information on the use of overtime(carried out in the two-month period) that the company is required to provide to the RSU.Overtime work for employeesThe percentages increase in overtime work

for office workers are identical to those of employees of the same category to which the Construction and Crafts CCNL applies.Overtime work for industrial sector employees is “permitted according to the provisions of the law” (

article 54of the CCNL).The use of overtime, still the collective agreement, must be

authorized in advance in writing except in cases of urgency, in which “ must do so as soon as possible”.At the end of each month, the company must ”

ask interested parties for a summary of the extraordinary work performed

”. The counting of overtime hours must appear in a statement to be delivered to the employee and the payment “must be carried out in the first ten days of the month following the month in which the service was performed ”.Cooperative construction

The regulation of overtime work contained in national collective agreementof 24 June 2008 (in force from 1 March 2022 to 30 June 2024) for employees of production and work cooperatives in construction and similar activities is

distinguished between workers on one side and office workers/managers on the other. With regard to workers, the contractual structure on increases, employer obligations and annual hourly limits is identical to that of the CCNL for Construction and Crafts,

with the exceptions described for the Construction Industry CCNL.For employees the discipline is the same as the CCNL Construction Industry, with the exception of the11% increaserecognized fornight jobincluded in periodic shifts.