Italy's Renzi clears hurdle in parliament on labour law

November 25, 2014 6:28 PM

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Italy's Renzi clears hurdle in parliament on labour law

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's lower house of parliament voted on Tuesday to pass Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Jobs Act, clearing the way for final approval in the Senate next month of a law aimed at making hiring and firing rules simpler.

The labor bill, fiercely resisted by unions and some parts of Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party (PD), is a central part of a broader reform program the 39-year-old premier has promised in an effort to revive Italy's stagnant economy.

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