Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Davide Casale

  • Learning modules Davide Casale (Modulo 1)
    Giulio Centamore (Modulo 2)

  • Credits 9

  • SSD IUS/07

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures (Modulo 1)
    Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Ravenna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Legal Consultant in Business and Public Administration (cod. 9242)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Gender equality Decent work and economic growth Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course provides students with the regulative framework of maritime and port work employment law. It will focus on maritime employment law’s peculiarities and similarities with the general law governing the employment relationship. Firstly, the course will address international, as well as EU and national legal sources. Afterwards, it will investigate the main characteristics of the employment relationship in the field of maritime law, with respect to conclusion, execution, and termination of the contract of employment, paying special attention to connections between provisions enshrined by the maritime code and the general labour law framework. Finally, the course will analyze the industrial relations within the given sector.

Course contents

See the following Bibliography. Students are expected to know general rules of Italian individual and collective labour law; this includes guidelines of the Italian discipline of employment in harbors and maritime context in general.

This web page regards the course on public employment law, in Ravenna campus.


Vallebona, Breviario di diritto del lavoro, Giappichelli, 2021.


Esposito, Gaeta, Zoppoli A., Zoppoli L., Diritto del lavoro e sindacale, Giappichelli, 2021.



Ales, Passalacqua, La fornitura di lavoro portuale temporaneo, in Working Paper CSDLE “Massimo D’Antona”.IT, n. 142/2012.

Costantini, Il lavoro portuale: problemi del passato e sfide del futuro, in Il Diritto Marittimo (rivista trimestrale diretta da G. Berlingieri e S. Zunarelli), 2019, I, pagg 25-64.

D’Avino, Elmo, I rapporti di lavoro delle autorità di sistema portuale: specialità e specificità, in Il lavoro nelle pubbliche amministrazioni, 2020, fascicolo 3, pagg. 111-140.

Maio, L’obbligo di preavviso in caso di sciopero nei servizi pubblici “non sempre” o “non del tutto” essenziali, in Diritto delle relazioni industriali, 2012, fascicolo 1, pagg. 190-198.

Varva, Lo sciopero della gente di mare, in Rivista di diritto dell’economia dei trasporti e dell’ambiente, 2012, volume X, pagg. 281-290.

Maio, Tempi e luoghi dello sciopero dei marittimi, in Argomenti di diritto del lavoro, 2001, fascicolo 3, pagg. 1065-1076.

Pellacani, Il lavoro nautico, capitolo ventesimo (ma solo le sezioni I e II; esclusa quindi la sezione III sul settore aeronautico) del tomo II di A. Vallebona, I contratti di lavoro, Utet, Torino, 2009, pagg. 1351-1394.

Teaching methods

Lectures, in Italian language.

Presentations performed by the student are welcomed.

Assessment methods

The students’ knowledge is assessed through a discussion, to evaluate the actual achievement of the learning outcomes. The exam consists in an interview with the appointed commission on the topics included in the programme.

The assessment will take into account the knowledge of the relevant institutional framework, the ability to analyse doctrinal and jurisprudential opinions and, to single out connections between the relevant topics, to critical reasoning, as well as the clarity of presentation and critical thinking.

By way of example, the following criteria will be used to assign the final mark (that will be out of 30/30):

- knowledge of a very limited number of topics, extensive support by the interviewer to address and answer the questions, basic yet appropriate language à 18-19/30;

- knowledge of a limited number of topics, ability to autonomously address basic legal problems, use of appropriate language → 20-24/30;

- comprehensive knowledge of the programme, ability to autonomously and critically analyse legal problems, use of specific terminology → 25-29/30;

- extensive knowledge of the programme, ability to reason autonomously and critically analyse legal problems, make connections between the topics, ability to master the specific terminology and ability to present legal arguments. → 30-30L/30.

Teaching tools

The main reference is the textbook. Additional texts on the most relevant topics of the course will be available in the University web site https://virtuale.unibo.it , as explained during the lessons.

Office hours

See the website of Davide Casale

See the website of Giulio Centamore