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Confindustria

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Confindustria is the Italian employers' federation, founded in 1910. It groups together more than 113,000 voluntary member companies, accounting for nearly 4,200,000 individuals. It aims towards to assist Italy's economic growth, assisting, in doing so, its members. It is a member of the International Organization of Employers (IOE).

Confindustria was a founding member of several organization, including ISTUD (Istituto Studi Direzionali) and Assingegneria (an organization set up by Confindustria, which has since merged with OICE, L'ingegneria italiana organizzata - which in itself belongs to Confindustria).

Members of Confindustria include ANIMA, Federation of the Italian Associations of Mechanical and Engineering Industries.

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Confindustria and Fascism

Confindustria has been accused of contributing large funds to the fascist regime. It is certainly the case the Mussolini pleased the Confindustria lobby by appointing as minister of the treasury the orthodox liberal economics Professor de Stefain. On October 2, 1925, the Vidoni Pact, signed between Confindustria and the fascist regime representatives, abolished Catholic, Socialist or independent unions, and replaced them with fascist-controlled one. As of 1926, strikes and lockouts were outlawed, and laws were enacted to the effect that workmen who were not members of a Fascist associatio could not be employed. It is important to note, however, that never was Confindustria ruled by fascists, nor did it embrace fascist ideas.

Presidents of Confindustria

This list is incomplete.

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