Italy -Tensions grow at Fiat -November 23, 2011

Tensions between the FIOM-CGIL metalworkers’ union and the management of Fiat Auto have gone up again. On Monday 21 November, Fiat sent a letter to the unions involved, stating it would scrap all labour contracts at factories in Italy after December 31 . In turn, FIOM is determined to take action against Fiat’s plans to extend to all its plants the employment deals enacted earlier at Pomigliano d’Arco. FIOM’s secretary general Maurizio Landini said that “FIAT has already been found guilty in court of enacting anti-union policies and we plan to take the legal route on this issue. We will also implement action, leveraging nationwide solidarity.” The union called for a two-hour stoppage to protest plans by Fiat to scrap its existing labour contracts and could call a wider general strike, the union’s secretary general added (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 July-August, September and December 2010; Year 4 January and October 2011).



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