Associazione Lavoratori Intesa Sanpaolo - ALI is the cultural, recreational and sports association for Intesa Sanpaolo Group employees. Set up by the union agreement of February 7, 2013, it became active in January 2014 as the only association in the Group, bringing together the previous clubs and expanding its activity also to offer various services to individuals.
ALI, based in Florence, operates through a central structure and other 7 local Councils (Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Padua, Rome and Turin). More local Groups and Sections operating in the area refer to each Council to preserve the capillarity of services.
It has more than 145,000 subscribers and, through a wide range of services, established itself as a new form of participated welfare.
The Association aims to:
setting up and searching for initiatives and services to support colleagues, retired staff and their families;
encouraging the socialising among colleagues through recreation and leisure and proposing affordable holidays;
supporting the dissemination of well-planned, lively and attractive cultural initiatives on an affordable basis;
promoting sports initiatives aimed especially at younger colleagues;
ensuring - through local Councils - the value of personal relationships with members and their voluntary involvement in activities;
promoting the initiatives through its website and a management system to facilitate administrative tasks.
In these years, the offer of ALI has expanded, to ensure the best solutions to support household spending, also through contribution and payment facilities. More than 247,000 are the subscriptions to national initiatives in the various areas of the association and over 1,100 the initiatives promoted within the local Councils, involving more than 64,000 people.
At the end of 2016, an agreement was reached with two social cooperatives (Coopselios and Cadiai) to implement Welcare family services and offers services at special rates from parental care to assistance for the elderly and persons who are no longer self-sufficient, with a view to achieving a better work/life balance, as well as the management of tax and social security aspects.
Families with children in full-time education can benefit from summer holiday initiatives; open to children and students from 4 to 25 years. For families with children affected by disabilities, the contribution was doubled. An important Association's initiatives is the chance to buy school textbooks at discounted prices.
As an additional form of support for household spending, the Association has recognized - among others - contributions for sports and leisure courses.
Concerning work life balance, agreements have been signed with partners providing home-based services (from laundry to ironing, from shoe repairs to home cleaning).
Support for culture was guaranteed by contributions and discounts for book purchase.