On 19.09.19 Inps, National Labour Inspectorate (Inl), Confindustria, Cgil, Cisl and Uil signed a Convention. It aims to measure and certify how representative trade unions are and substantiate the number of valid Collective Bargaining Agreements thus fighting pirate contracts. The Convention implements the Single Text on representation signed by the social partners on 10.01.14. It considers contracts signed by trade unions representing a 50% plus 1 share as valid. This percentage is the average of the association data and electoral data. Inps’ task is to (i) collect the association data, which results from extracting the data of workers who are trade union members and with Inl, (ii) collect the electoral data on the basis of data for representation in companies. An important innovation is the establishment of a Committee supervising and guaranteeing the certification process. The Committee comprises representatives of the various social partners and is chaired by the Ministry of Labour’s representative. In order to sit at the negotiating table, trade union representatives must reach a 5% minimum representation threshold. The Convention lasts 3 years and, as anticipated by the Inps’ President, Cgil, Cisl and Uil are defining a similar Convention with the other employers’ bodies.