Keywords: collective autonomy; labour law doctrine; Constitution.
To some extent, Article 8 of Act 148/2011 represents the peak of a
law policy strategy based on collective autonomy as the dominant source
of industrial and labour relations rules. As a result, public law has lost
importance and labour law becomes more and more "de-constitutionalized".
In this regard, somebody could find Article 8 "familiar". Many
labour-lawyers, in the absence of the Legislator, have built up a common
box of tools used to handle extralegal materials related to labour
and industrial relations in order to support the trend towards both selforganization
and the construction of a legal order pretending the same
dignity of the State legal order. Insofar as they have ceased to verify the
output of their traditional cultural setting, they have late realized that it
was leading them to deform the normative reality.