Italy -Protests against closure of Alcoa aluminium production plant -September 12, 2012

Hundreds of workers and trade unionists have participated in protests against the closing down of the US owned Alcoa aluminium production plant on Sardinia. Alcoa announced the plant’s shut down in March but agreed with union and government representatives to stay in business until 1 September to seek a new buyer for the plant. Following rumours that two companies might be interested to take over the plant, unions have asked for another 20 day delay in the closure of the plant. Alcoa is one of the few large employers on the Sardinian island where unemployment rates have soared.

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